Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 19:30 UTC
Google "Hot on the heels of Apple's subscription service announcement, Google has lifted the curtain on its own offering that will allow publishers to set a price for recurring content delivered via your Google login. The payment system is called 'One Pass', and it allows publishers to offer not only subscriptions, but also metered access, 'freemium' content, and even individual articles. So far, One Pass seems more flexible than Apple's offering, and the company will likely take a much smaller cut from publishers than Apple will."
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by FrankenFuss on Wed 16th Feb 2011 21:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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If you’re developing for iOS, you need to stop and consider your position. What’s the _next_ restriction they are going to put into place? How are you going to deal with that if that new restriction kills your business model? Now think what’s the next thing that the web is going to make open without restrictions; books, videos, games?

Developers develop for iOS because iPhone/iPad/iTouch users BUY APPS!!! As it stands, iOS accounts for 85% of all app purchases.

The Android Store, so far, has been a failure (and Google has admitted this) because very little android users are buying apps. Now...what developer is going to give up iOS for a platform where no one is buying anything?

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