Last week, Apple announced its new App Store Small Business Program for developers, reducing App Store commission to 15% for small businesses earning up to $1 million per year. Once a participating developer surpasses $1 million in App Store revenue, the standard commission rate will apply.
Today, Apple has shared the positive reactions of some participating developers to the news of its new program. Below are some of them:
Matt Hutton, founder and creative director, Little 10 Robot
App: Tots Letters and Numbers
“This will put some extra wind in our sails for sure. Making apps is a joy for me. The App Store alone makes that possible. Thanks to the team at Apple.”
Dan Kurani, co-founder and CEO, Foundermark, Inc.
“This is great, gives us a better shot at building a sustainable business with less outside capital.”
JJ Aguhob, co-founder and CEO, The Ok Company
App: OK Play
“Amazing! It’s so timely as it is allowing us to further promote our discounted annual plan over the holidays to Feb 1.”
Curtis Herbert, founder, Consumed by Code
App: Slopes: Ski & Snowboard
“I was very excited to wake up to the news. This translates to a 21 percent increase in revenue for us, which is huge. It lowers the bar for new developers trying to start a business.”
Greg Shakar, CTO, M. Shanken Communications, Inc.
App: WineRatings+ by Wine Spectator
“I think it’s fantastic. I think this will be very valuable for the creative coding community to help developers who are just starting out.”
The new App Store Small Business Program will officially launch on January 1, 2021.