Posted by Engadgets on Friday, March 13, 2020 11:09:25As Apple continues to push its new software-as-a-service platform to the top of the App Store charts, some developers are concerned about its impact on their business models.
Some developers are saying that their business model relies on subscriptions, and some are even saying that Apple has been too aggressive with its new App Store.
While some of these developers may not be impacted by the new Apple App Store, others have had to shut down their businesses, leaving them with no income or a job.
In a blog post published by the Mac App Developers Alliance (MACDA), developer Mark Baker explains why the new App App Store has not been a boon for him and his other developers.
The Mac App App Developers Association has been pushing for a major overhaul of the MacApp Store since the first version of the new version was released in July.
As the Mac version of iOS 10, macOS 10.12 and macOS 10 are all now available to download from the AppStore, the Mac developers have been trying to get more attention to the App App and its app store offerings.
While Apple is not yet releasing the full release of the macOS 10 release, Baker’s post indicates that it will likely take a few weeks for Mac developers to get the new versions up and running.
“While this seems like a long time to wait, I feel like this will be a huge opportunity for Mac App developers to showcase their products in front of their users, and the app store has not done that in a long while,” Baker wrote.
“Apple has given us no time to make it work, but I hope that they will give us some time to get things moving.”
The Mac app developers say that Apple should be more focused on the quality of its app stores and not the number of downloads.
“If Apple is focusing on the number and quality of downloads, then they should focus on making the apps in the App store great,” Baker explained.
“This would also be a great way to promote the apps and let us know that we are not missing out on great apps because we don’t have an app store.”
While it may not seem like a lot of people are happy with Apple’s App Store implementation, Apple is now in the process of building the Mac app stores in partnership with the App Stores for Android and iOS.
While Apple is focused on making Mac apps as accessible as possible, Baker said that the Macapp store will be more accessible for developers in the future.
“I hope Apple will start to focus more on the content and the quality, rather than the quantity,” Baker said.