Telegram CEO lashes out at Apple and Google — Analysis
Pavel Durov claims that the US tech titans are causing harm to app developers through their lengthy review process and profit reductions
Pavel Durov is a Russian software entrepreneur who founded the company that created Telegram.
Durov’s latest tirade was shared via Telegram Channel on Wednesday. The incident occurred because Apple attempted to stall the release of an updated version of its messenger.
“Our upcoming update – which is about to revolutionize how people express themselves in messaging – has been stuck in Apple’s ‘review’ for two weeks, without explanation or any feedback provided by Apple,”He complained.
Before users are allowed to install the code, it will be reviewed by an app store operator. Durov stated that the review was completed. “discouraging”For his team, he added that “one can only imagine the difficulties experienced by smaller app developers.”
“This harm goes on top of the 30% tax Apple and Google take from app developers – which, according to them, is supposed to pay for the resources needed to review apps,”The businessman was added. “The regulators in the EU and elsewhere are slowly starting to look into these abusive practices. But the economic damage that has already been inflicted by Apple on the tech industry won’t be undone.”
Apple CEO demands US privacy law
Apple’s strict guidelines for its platform make it stand out from other tech companies. Unlike with Google’s Android OS, Only Apple-approved software downloaded from the company’s store is allowed on Apple devices.
Durov earlier claimed the policy turns Apple’s customers into “digital slaves” of the company’s ecosystem, who have no choice but to buy its “overpriced, obsolete”While submitting data, hardware is being subject to surveillance and/or censorship.
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