“The one factor that we discover discouraging is that we’re typically unable to distribute the brand new variations of Telegram as a result of obscure “evaluation course of” imposed on all cellular apps by the tech monopolies. For instance, our upcoming replace – which is about to revolutionize how folks specific themselves in messaging – has been caught in Apple’s “evaluation” for 2 weeks, with out rationalization or any suggestions offered by Apple,” Durov stated in his put up.
Apple has beforehand blocked app updates too and has come below some criticism for that. As per Durov, such an strategy by the tech big is “demoralizing” as a result of it impacts the builders financially and results in losses.
“If Telegram, one of many prime 10 hottest apps globally, is receiving this therapy, one can solely think about the difficulties skilled by smaller app builders. It isn’t simply demoralizing: it causes direct monetary losses to tons of of hundreds of cellular apps globally.”
Durov additionally introduced within the matter of the 30 % payment that the app builders must pay to Apple and Google.
“This hurt goes on prime of the 30% tax Apple and Google take from app builders – which, in keeping with them, is meant to pay for the assets wanted to evaluation apps. The regulators within the EU and elsewhere are slowly beginning to look into these abusive practices. However the financial harm that has already been inflicted by Apple on the tech trade will not be undone,” the Telegram CEO stated.
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