When he's not cultivating his hobby of racing in the Le Man class, David Heinemeier Hansson is best known for her work with that program.
He stands behind Basecamp, which is used to manage projects. And most recently he has been a part of the development of mailplatformen Hey, that towards the payment to make it easier to survey and control the flow of the emails.
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But in these days the Danish entrepreneur put a new item on his resume: In the war with Apple.
On Twitter and several international techmedier he is attacking so techgiganten for exploiting its monopoly on access to the world's most important mobile appbutik.
'There are zero reasons why Apple lowers its prices, keep up with to be coarse or even comply with their own rules with any consistency or justice,' he writes, among other things, in one of a number of highly critical tweets.
It happens at the same time that a dane Margrethe Vestager, has set a kulegravning in the time of Apple's policy, in both appbutikken and in the payment system Apple Pay.
Wow. I'm literally stunned. Apple just doubled down on their rejection of HEY's ability to provide bug fixes and new features, unless we submit to their outrageous demand of 15% to 30% of our revenue. Even worse: We're told that unless we comply, they'll REMOVE THE APP.— DHH (@dhh) June 16, 2020
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Vestager suspect the american company to destroy the competition on the web by providing its own services, among other things, music, movies, and games allowed to do many of the things that Apple at the same time, prohibit other developers to do.
the Problem is that Apple since the launch of its appbutik have demanded up to 30 percent of all the revenue, as an app trigger. As a general rule, you can simply not have an app in Apple's appbutik, without which there must be payment through Apple.
at the same time, forcing Apple to the developers to hide that it is possible to buy access to, for example, an email service which Hey without for appbutikken.
And as David Heinemeier Hansson points out, Apple is very inconsistent in its policy. Some appudviklere as, for example, Netflix and Amazon may well charge their subscription outside of the appbutikken, without Apple getting a share.
Apple doubles down on their rejection of HEY in the App Store, but adds some spice to it to the end: YOU UNGRATEFUL PEASANTS! No mention of how Basecamp differs, how Gmail differs, how the Outlook differs, how Fastmail differs. Just more edicts from the monopoly king! https://t.co/1TFYHSgAJt— DHH (@dhh) June 18, 2020
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His colleague in Basecamp and Hey, Jason Fried, criticizing in a blog post that Apple forces developers to at the same time to pay an Apple tax and to transfer to the customer relationship unconditionally.
'When someone pays for your product in appbutikken, they are technically not your customer anymore. They are actually Apple's customer,' he writes, among other things.
'As a customer, you have spent years to help and create trust, it will be given to Apple. And you must pay Apple 30 percent of revenue for the privilege.'
While big companies such as Spotify, Microsoft, and Facebook are critical of Apple's policy, meetings in the case of an absolute cold shoulder in Cupertino.
Apple refers to its critics as ungrateful 'freeriders'.
- It is disappointing that the EU promotes these baseless complaints from a number of company that will simply 'have a free ride', and who will not abide by the same rules as all the others, says an unnamed spokesperson to The Verge.
- We do not believe that it is in order. We will have a level playing field for all, where everyone with the determination and a great idea can be successful.
Shadows of the big celebration
the Criticism against Apple's monopoly of the shadows heavily for one of this year's big events in 'Apple country'.
In the evening begins the annual conference for developers, WWDC20, which, because of coronaen becomes a purely digital event, which ends on Friday.
most paper is only for developers, but the conference will be opened with a great presentation of primarily new software, as all can see from at 19 Danish time apple.com.
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