Amazon follows in the footsteps of Apple and Google and announces its ” Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program This program provides for a reduction in commission, below a certain income threshold, that the group normally deducts from the income generated by the applications available in their application markets on Fire OS and Android differs from those recently launched by Apple and Google, which reduced their commission to 15% (instead of the usual 30%) on a developer’s first million dollars in revenue.
Amazon, for him, drops to 20% commission (still on the first million), but promises a small bonus that is not trivial: It offers the developers concerned 10% of the “AWS advertising credit”. The goal is twofold: to enable small developers to pay less and thereby maximize their income … but also to push them into the arms of Amazon Web Services if they are not already using this cloud solution.
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A program that you must sign up for … and that you can be banned from
As if reminded The edge, Amazon primarily offers a program that Apple has set up for small developers in its App Store. You must register for this program in order to benefit from it and it is entirely possible that you will be excluded from it along the way if you no longer meet the required conditions. In addition, if you exceed the million dollar income limit in the following year, you will be automatically excluded from the program. In contrast, Google’s system is simpler as the company is simply offering developers an extra 15% on their first million dollars, notes The Verge.
Still, Apple and Amazon’s programs do not adequately account for applications that aim to generate revenue for a third party creator rather than a developer, according to the media. These types of platforms such as Fanhouse, quickly fall below the 30% commission as their income easily exceeds a million dollars. However, a large part of these funds is intended to be paid out to people other than the developer or publisher of the application themselves.