Apple plans to roll out free and discounted “offer codes” that app developers can use to woo new customers. These unique, one-time codes will give developers more control over initial app fees — and how they ramp up to full payments over time.
Beyond the offer codes, the tech giant also announced on Wednesday a slew of new controls that will offer more granular control over subscription fees. For instance, Apple will allow developers to grandfather legacy subscribers into new models and offer subscriptions to groups of apps.
This decision comes amid developer concerns regarding Apple’s control over its App Store. Epic, the developer of the megahit game Fortnite, has joined Facebook and other developers inin Apple’s digital store. Meanwhile, and an ongoing by tech giants in Europe have put even more pressure on Apple to address the 30% fee it charges developers for selling their apps, among other practices.
These new app controls seem to come as part of aas it faces increasing scrutiny.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.