WordPress founder claims Apple cut off updates to his completely free app because it wants 30 percent

(www.theverge.com)

[…] Matt Mullenweg is accusing Apple of cutting off the ability to update that app — until or unless he adds in-app purchases so the most valuable company in the world can extract its 30 percent cut of the money.

Apple admitted to The Verge that it’s involved, reminding us that in-app purchases are required whenever apps “allow users to access content, subscriptions, or features they have acquired in your app on other platforms or your web site.” But again, the WordPress app doesn’t sell anything itself, and it sounds like you can’t do anything special with anything you’ve purchased from WordPress.com (beyond uploading additional files or selecting website themes) from the app, either.

So … this means there can never be a dedicated app for Nice.Social, because some people have subscriptions allowing for more storage and whatnot 🤔