Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 08:21 UTC
Google "Sebastian Holst makes yoga mobile apps with his wife, a yoga instructor. The Mobile Yogi is sold in all the major mobile app stores. But when someone buys his app in the Google Play store, Holst automatically gets something he says he didn't ask for: the buyer's full name, location and email address. He says consumers are not aware that Google Inc. is sharing their personal information with third parties. No other app store transmits users' personal information to third-party developers when they buy apps, he said." Oh Google.
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bram
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2009-04-03

Google Play is different from all other app stores.
On Amazon App Store and Apple App Store, Amazon/Apple is the seller. They pay the developer royalties.

On Google Play, the developer is the seller.
He pays royalty to Google Play for the broker services.

Apple and Amazon do a lot more work for their 30% cut than Google does. Google should be reducing its cut to 15% IMO.

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