Tag Archives: IAP

Apple relaxes app rules for ebook apps

It looks like Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and any other ereader app currently on iOS won’t be disappearing from the App Store after the end of the month after all. Mac Rumors is reporting that Apple has removed its most controversial … Continue reading

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Kindle, Nook, Kobo iOS apps to be pulled in June?

The Digital Reader says it’s received off-the-record confirmation that all three major ebook sellers expect Apple to remove their apps from the iOS app store in June. Even if they wanted to (or could afford to) comply with Apple’s new … Continue reading

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One way ebook retailers might be able to get around Apple’s 30% tax

Remember Stanza? It was among the first and brightest ebook apps when the iPhone App Store started to really take off, which is why Amazon bought the developer in April ’09. Stanza’s good reviews and press coverage were well-deserved; it … Continue reading

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Apple pretty much confirms all ebook apps must offer In App Purchasing

The blog FutureBook writes that it has received direct confirmation from Apple that its new rules about mandatory In App Purchases (IAP) will indeed apply to ebook apps as well, contrary to my interpretation of their vague press release yesterday. … Continue reading

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Here’s how Apple’s 30% commission might affect ebook apps

Update: It seems Apple has somewhat confirmed that ebook apps are included in the new requirements. My two predicted changes below remain fairly accurate, but now you can add two more potential changes: either the apps will go away completely, … Continue reading

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Today’s Kobo update: proof that Apple isn’t going after ebook apps

Today everyone in ebookland (hold on, must check if that domain is registered… yep) is spazzing out about Apple and Sony, because Sony submitted a Sony Reader ebook app, similar to the Kindle, Nook and Kobo apps already on the … Continue reading

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