Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

Apple now allows tipping for content creators but with 30% tax

Apple now allows tipping for content creators but with 30% tax

Note that streaming apps like Periscope and Facebook Live announced it started testing ad breaks that interrupt on-demand video as potential revenue for content creators. Clicking the Account link on the front page of the Mac App Store will do the same. But at number 10 he spotted an app: "Mobile protection:Clean & Security VPN", spelled exactly as shown here.

In a fascinating and must-read piece that originally appeared on Medium, Johnny Lin details how a number of ostensibly security-oriented apps are generating upwards of $80,000 a month by basically tricking consumers into signing up for security-based app subscriptions that they most certainly do not need.

The app review prompts will no more annoy the users as Apple have come up with a solution.

In the scenario described, iOS users are enticed to subscribe to illegitimate services such as virus scanners, VPN apps, and password generators, among others.

This is pretty stupid, because we spent a ton of hours trying to get this to work on iOS and spent $99 on the developer license, and now we can't even post it to the App Store. He looked up the app on Sensor Tower, a website providing data and insights into mobile apps, and found the suspicious app was earning a monthly revenue of $80,000.

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Lin explains how unethical developers are abusing Apple's App Store Search Ads platform and "taking advantage of the fact that there's no filtering or approval process for ads, and that ads look nearly indistinguishable from real results". Upon downloading and executing the app, Lin said it requests access, or "cccess" to the user's contacts; the only option provided is to agree.

"It was really eye opening and shocking to see the wrong types of behavior being rewarded like that", says Lin. Of course, the rub is that the next prompt includes a Touch ID authentication window which relays that once the 7-day trial period expires, a recurring 7-day subscription to the tune of $99.99 will commence. Much like the apps Lin found, "QR code -" is also gaming Apple's App Store search ads.

This app isn't an isolated case, and because the App Store displays ads in paid-for adverts in a similar way to organic search results, developers can shoehorn suspicious, money-grabbing apps right into the spotlight.

And perhaps more importantly, their subscription fees start from $4.54 per month; around 1/20 of the fee for this scam app on the US App Store.

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