The price increase for the Apple App Store has an impact on apps and in-app purchases since the firm increased its tax rates for developers, which makes payments more expensive, but it also has an impact on Android for some reason.
Given that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are two distinct operating systems from two different firms, one cannot possibly influence the other’s policies or other aspects. That is not the case today, though, as developers are increasing costs for Android users despite no changes to pricing or regulation.
Apple announced a price increase for its App Store back in September, and today, October 5, it goes into effect. Users will see increases in pricing for both the app and in-app purchases.
It is unavoidable for developers as they must increase consumer pricing to prevent any revenue loss, but what is remarkable is that Android users also experience this adjustment. Niantic, the developer of “Pokémon GO,” reportedly already made this price increase known to everyone, but the business also considered Android users while making this announcement.
The pricing change for Google’s Play Store on Android was not announced by the company, hence this decision was made by developers instead.