Amazon has followed in the footsteps of Apple and Google in cutting app store rates for smaller developers. The e-commerce giant has announced that it reduces the commission from developers who earn less than $ 1 million a year. As of the fourth quarter of this year, it reduced its cut from 30 percent to 20 percent as part of its new Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program. In addition, the company gives eligible developers AWS promotional credits in an amount equivalent to 10 percent of its revenue.
Apple has introduced a new policy that fell its 30 percent to 20 percent commission rate returns in December for smaller developers who earn less than $ 1 million a year, too. The tech giant made the change after more and more companies spoke out against having to pay a 30 percent commission, with Epic Games leading the charge. It led to the Epic Vs. Apple, in which a judge he asked Tim Cook on a survey where 39 percent of its developers said they were unhappy with the company’s distribution.
Meanwhile, Google too announced back in March reducing its Play Store commission rate to 15 percent from 30 percent as of July 1st. Since the new policy will be applicable to developers who earn less than a million revenue a year, Google said 99% of Android developers will benefit from the change.
As well as AFTVnews note, Amazon will still take a bigger cut from Apple and Google. However, developers could get a better deal with the company if they already spend more than 10 percent of their revenues on AWS rights.
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