Here's an interesting development in the perspective of Apple's annual World Wide Developer Cference: a group of independent developers formed The Developers Uni, an advocacy group [via Wired ]. The group says that it will begin by asking Apple for changes for developers the App Store. Its target is 20,000 members in early June (ie WWDC), and has up to now 182 members (16 of whom joined me while I was working this article).
The Announcement of the Developers Uni:
We believe that people who create good software should be able to make a living by the making. So we created The Developers Uni to advocate for sustainability in the App Store.
Today, we are asking Apple to publicly pledge – before the tenth anniversary of the App Store in July – to allow free trials for all apps in App Stores. before July 2019. After that, we will begin to advocate for a more reasable revenue reducti and other favorable changes for community promoters.
The Developers Uni Founder
The Developers Uni was co-founded by Roger Ogden, Jake Schumacher, Loren Morris and Brent Simms. Depending the circles you travel in, Mr. Simms may have the biggest name. He co-authored the now vanished app of Vesper with Jay Wiskus and John Gruber.
Uni website stating that it is not a dues collecting uni or a "n-uni uni" as they say. They further stipulated that after the initial objectives described above, the community of members would decide to …