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Federico Viticci
Apple killing the affiliate program for apps feels downright hostile and petty. I am personally not that affected because we saw this coming years ago and we adapted – but it’s a huge blow to small publications, indie devs, and others who rely on this to earn commissions. Sad.
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Hᴀʀʀʏ G Tʜᴏᴍᴘsᴏɴ Aug 1
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Agreed!
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Federico Viticci Aug 1
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(Daily reminder that if you truly want your favorite blog to stick around, make sure to support them directly, whitelist them for ads, buy through their podcast sponsors, etc.)
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ᴀɴᴅʀᴇᴀ ᴄᴏʀsɪ 🇮🇹🇪🇺 Aug 1
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Here’s why I’m a proud MacStories Club member. 💪🏻
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Tim Chaten Aug 1
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Their verbiage is just the worst - because we have editorial content you shouldn’t. Very hostile towards those that promote their platform and discuss their apps. LumaFusion the best video editor on iOS gets shunned by Apple in editorial content. Not happy by this move.
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Jai Bentley-Payne Aug 1
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Sucks for publishers, but Devs get hit hard. Kills incentive for organic promotion, and puts the onus devs. Takes a further cut from them really. Seems at odds with improving the Mac App Store
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Federico Viticci Aug 1
You have no idea what you’re talking about Gerald
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Richard LaHue 🏳️‍🌈 Aug 1
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I hope the "new App Store" has much better search. Sometimes when I search for the exact name of an app it doesn't even show up in the search results. It'll suck when I read about an app, go search for it, & don't find it. Hope bloggers still include links after this...
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Jonathan Tregear Aug 1
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i imagine there's a better reason for doing this besides being hostile and petty.
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Luke Theuma Aug 1
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Absolutely. Keep making great content. Thank you for pushing through!!
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Natee Aug 1
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Bean counters strikes again. 🙄
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Machiel van Dorst Aug 2
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I’m glad. It’s gonna cut down on annoying “top 10 apps you needs to download right now” articles.
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Esa(Lackluster)Ruoho Aug 2
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What did the affiliate program do?
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Diane Hamilton Aug 2
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What do you think their incentive is for this change?
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Michael Garry Aug 2
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As an indie developer who has attended more than his fair share of indie developer conferences I've never heard anyone making use of this program, or even talking about it. /1
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Michael Garry Aug 2
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I have heard a number of talks where developers say that being featured by websites, blogs etc has little effect on downloads or sales. /2
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JD Santos Aug 2
Hitting that tasty $1t mark
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hooligan 👊🏼 Aug 2
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Is Apple Music affiliate affected??
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