Google has said that it will no longer enforce a rule that required app developers in India to utilise its internal billing system. Developers are no longer required to pay the business the 30% service fee as a result. Here is what we know at this time.
The dominant search engine has announced that it will no longer require app developers that are selling digital things to use its exclusive charging system. This information was released in response to a recent antitrust decision by the regional government.
In case you were unaware, the company had previously given developers in India until October 31 to connect their apps with its Google Play billing system. Additionally, this system would collect a commission fee for each sale that varied from 15% to 30%.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because Apple uses a similar framework and engaged in legal conflict with Epic Games over it. Likewise, Apple began allowing software developers to bypass their billing system in order to avoid the commission cost. In case you missed it, the CCI (Competition Commission of India) instructed Google last week to not impose any limitations on app developers’ use of third-party billing or payment processing services inside of India.
In addition to this, the corporation received a significant 113 million US Dollar penalties.
Google also said a few days ago that users outside of this country are still subject to the necessity to use the billing system. Additionally, it will research its legal possibilities in the region.
Apple and Google have both come under fire for allegedly having a strong monopoly on the app industry. Since that time, both businesses have reduced the service price, but they continue to insist that the fee is necessary to fund a safe and secure mobile ecosystem.