All developers are not created equal

Number:rdar://21966533 Date Originated:23-Jul-2015 12:08 PM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iTunes Connect Product Version:N/A
Classification:Serious Bug Reproducible:Always

Mac developers pay the same 30% of earnings that iOS developers pay, but they get much less support from Apple for that fee.

On the Mac App Store, the following are nonexistent:

• TestFlight
• App Analytics
• Blocking reviews for Beta OS
• App bundles
• Gifting of apps
• Video previews in the App Store

The iOS App Store has all these features.

Steps to Reproduce:

1) Write a Mac app and sell it on the Mac App Store.
2) Pay 30% of earnings to Apple.

Expected Results:

Equal treatment within Apple’s developer ecosystem. The Mac developer should have the same capabilities as iOS developers.

Actual Results:

The Mac developer is missing essential tools for their business and feels like a second-class citizen in the developer infrastructure.




The items listed above affect both our ability to test and market products. This has a negative impact for the developer, Apple, and customer alike.


Duped. I won't get in trouble with Apple for this will I?

By savichmichael at July 23, 2015, 11:18 p.m. (reply...)

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