US Mobile App Developer Blix Complained To The European Commission About Apple
The American manufacturer of mobile applications Blix wrote a letter to the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) Margrethe Vestager, in which he complained about unfair competition from Apple, Reuters reports, referring to this letter.
"With this letter, we are trying to dispel the misconception created by Apple. The App Store does not provide uniform terms and conditions; developers are not equally treated when competing with Apple's apps. Our own experience confirms this. It is clear to us that Apple is acting dishonestly, " the Agency quotes an excerpt from a letter from Blix founder Ben Volach.
Wolach also called on Vestager to take a closer look at Apple's behavior and generally force the American tech giants to behave " honestly."
Apple's developer policy is regularly criticized. The Russian FAS has already recognized the American IT giant as a violator on two counts-hindering developers of parental control applications and opaque rules for allowing applications in the App Store. The case was initiated at the request of Kaspersky Lab. Also, the Telegram messenger filed an official antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple over possible violations in the App Store.
The European Commission in June launched antitrust investigations into the operation of the App Store and Apple Pay to assess whether the rules for distributing apps through the App Store violate EU competition rules.
Apple, founded in 1976, is engaged in the production of personal and tablet computers, audio players, phones, smartwatches, and software.