In the last few years the functionality of iOS is growing exponentially. Earlier in Cupertino belonged to innovation with a suspicion that, in fact, led to the creation of the jailbreak, which allows to expand capabilities of the operating system, now the company is not afraid to experiment, introducing new features on the needs of users. Here are just glad this was not all.
According to The Washington Post, developers of apps from the App Store massively indignant due to the fact that Apple copies their ideas and implementing as standard features in iOS. According to them, this happens on a regular basis, which many expect next time in Cupertino will be considering it for their development. And because to compete with Apple’s extremely difficult, many simply are forced to close his business.
How Apple copies someone else
In fact, these concerns are not meaningless. How successful was the project, to compete directly with Apple rather difficult, said one of the developers in an interview with The Washington Post. In this sense, perhaps, even better that the app was not so much popular among users because of Apple’s track not only downloads, but also how much time users spend in apps, making the appropriate conclusions. Well, if Apple had their eye on a particular idea, likely to survive against the company, its founders are left.
First, releasing their own similar function in a third-party application, Apple has the opportunity to give her a wider range of privileges than the original. That’s what happened with Apple Music, which today is the only streaming service able to fully interact with Siri.
Second, Apple always makes a function, which the App Store could be distributed for a fee, absolutely free. As a result, this leads to an outflow of users of third-party applications and, as a consequence, the decrease of its profitability. After all why pay something when you don’t have to pay anything?
Third, in Cupertino can do to limit the functionality of third-party applications if you suspect that those are a serious danger to the popularity of its own achievements. This is what has happened with apps parental control, which suddenly forbidden to block a program and iOS, closing them access mechanism of mobile device management under the pretext of ensuring the safety of users.
Why developers are angry with Apple
In total, Apple has copied the idea of a dozen apps and a list of them in the future will only expand, fear of the developers. Now, for example, threatened apps for tracking menstrual cycles due to the fact that Apple decided to implement this feature in watchOS 6. The creators of the app Clue, the most popular solutions in this category, and does believe that the Cupertino drew attention to this possibility is due to them, with the result that affected dozens of independent developers who simply lose the chance for the successful conduct of their businesses.