Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2012 18:22 UTC
Apple "Apple has changed its iOS developer guidelines, adding a clause (on September 12, a source tells me) that reads: 'Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.' That's a change that could have wide-reaching effects, especially on promotion models that offer developers a paid top slot on app recommendation offerings like FreeAppADay, Daily App Dream and more." Weird clause. Doesn't really seem to address any issue I can think of.
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It is clear to me why this clause is there
by clintg on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 09:05 UTC
clintg
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2009-09-19

Without knowing all the ins and outs, the clear issue (IMHO) is that Apple wants a take on every bit of revenue that flows through the Iphone ecosystem. If I am getting money from other developers in my app to promote their apps, money is flowing through the system without Apple getting a cut of it. I may be way off, but I read recently that a big chunk of Apple's income comes through the ecosystem, not just from hardware and Apple software.

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