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  • Apple agrees to open iPhone NFC for UK's Brexit app by end of 2019


    AppleInsider said:
    At the time, UK officials informed citizens to borrow a friend's Android device to complete the registration process, as smartphones running Google's mobile operating system do not have the same NFC restrictions.

    While Apple is working on a solution, it will likely be unavailable by Brexit's due date on April 12.
    The original Brexit date was March 29.
    A friend of mine, a Belgian expat in London, did not want to take the risk and  bought a month ago for the first time in his life an Android phone.  And he told me he wasn't the only one.
    So the position of Apple about the use of NFC on the iPhone is hurting Apple
    muthuk_vanalingamjbdragonwatto_cobra
  • Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

    Paid by whom? Buyers or advertisers?
    I have 3 sources of revenue: advertising (just a few procent), users buying an app (about 40%) , and associations buying a license for their members (around 55%).  For all 3 sources the split between iOS and Android is similar.  Associations that pay me directly for their members will only increase.  It avoids the 30% Apple or Google tax.
    This is why Android as a platform makes far less money for developers when compared to iOS. It's also why developers don't bother bringing high-end Apps to Android devices or why Android on tablets is dead. There's just no money in it for developers.
    That is B.S.   My business would not be profitable if I would concentrate on just one platform (either iOs or Android).  It is much more difficult to find and develop a new profitable idea than to port an existing profitable idea to the another platform .  I talk a lot with other app developers and they share the same opinion.
    Soliapplesnoranges
  • Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

    genovelle said:
    cropr said:
    Yes, the Android folk who notoriously spend big money on anything
    I am an app developer making all my apps available and iOS and Android.  My current revenue split is 60% Android, 40% iOS.  It can be related to the fact that I am not developing any games or that my apps are mainly targeted at the European market where Android has a high market share, but still, your statement is just wrong.
    What are you making? That could have a lot to do with it. Most people I encounter or even show up on these sites want something for nothing. Many developers openly complain about the piracy so their revenue takes a hit unless it’s a subscription model. 
    I have developed multiple apps: most are Dutch, French and/or German speaking.  A short list: an app that guides people to do breathing exercises to fight burn-out and stress,  an app that perfoms membership management for sport clubs and sport federations, an app that manages chess tournaments, an app that manages the election of annual general meetings of associations, .... 
    muthuk_vanalingamurahara
  • Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

    Yes, the Android folk who notoriously spend big money on anything
    I am an app developer making all my apps available and iOS and Android.  My current revenue split is 60% Android, 40% iOS.  It can be related to the fact that I am not developing any games or that my apps are mainly targeted at the European market where Android has a high market share, but still, your statement is just wrong.
    muthuk_vanalingam78BanditSoliurahara
  • Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of unencrypted passwords on internal servers

    If it was indeed discovered in January and it is only made public just recently, than Facebook will receive a serious fine from the EU because of the GDPR regulations.   According to the GDPR regulations, this must be reported immediately.
    pujones1watto_cobra