the creators of The popular Internet computer game Fortnite to put in a so far unique test of strength with Apple and Google. With several hundred million Fans in the back, you want to the App-Store rules for the major Smartphone platforms go.
The rear Fornite-standing development company Epic Games launched on Apple's iPhone and iPad, and on devices with the Google System Android is the ability to be content in circumvention of the purchase of In-App purchases cheaper. Thus, Epic challenged the platforms.
The reaction was prompt: Fortnite disappeared from the App Store for Apple's mobile devices, and a few hours later from Google Play Store. Epic Games filed again as a result immediately filed a lawsuit against Apple.
the argument at the core of the 30 percent of the price,
Apple and Google In-App-purchases, be forfeited. For some time there is criticism of the amount of the levy – and, in the case of Apple, the fact that the developers offer In-App purchases, no alternative means of Payment. The music service Spotify submitted, therefore, file a complaint with the competition watchdogs of the European Commission.
the beginning of a Rebellion?
the Epic is with the advance of Thursday but now to the word of the leader of a Rebellion against the System. The company let their users play on iPhones and iPads, and know that even if you already have the App on their devices, new contents of the next
"Season" of Fortnite will be denied.
And the Epic called the customer to complain to Apple with the Hashtag #free fortnite. Fortnite is used, according to Epic of more than 350 million players.
For users of Android devices, the Situation is slightly different: Google is not there for Apps only from the Play Store, but also from other sources loading. Apple rejects this approach, citing potential risks to users of prepared Apps.
Apple pointed out that Epic had violated the App Store rules. "They apply equally to every developer, and will serve to keep the Store safe for our users." Epic have introduced a new function with the intention of the guidelines to