Developers Uni urges Apple to allow free trials, to make life easier

Friday, a fledgling group calling the Uni of Developers issued an open letter to Apple, calling the company to expand testing of free apps and provide developers with a reducti in revenue via the App Store.

is led by four people: Jake Schumacher, director of "App: The Human Story", developers Roger Odgen and Loren Morris, and more specifically Brent Simms, respsible for popular applicatis like NetNewsWire and MarsEdit. Although the Uni does not yet have a voting, collective bargaining or membership strategy, it hopes to recruit 1,000 people this week and reach 20,000 in early June, when the Apple Worldwide Developers Cference will be launched.

Apple already allows free trial apps, but ly for subscripti services like HBO Now. Enabling trials for all apps could help attract buyers without charging for an unknown amount.

"Apple owns the App Store, Apple is shaping its ecomy," said Simms to AppleInsider . "These ecomic factors could give the indies a better chance of making good applicatis that last – and free trials would be a big step forward, not the ly e, but an important step."

the revenue frt, the Uni said it wanted to "advocate for a more reasable income cut". Apple currently takes a 30 percent discount most App Store transactis, the excepti being subscriptis, in which case the drop may drop to 15 percent if a customer stays active lg enough.

The ecomics of the App Store would primarily promote games. ..

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