SkyDrive app arrives on Xbox 360, refused by iOS app store

By Rick
Dec 11, 2012
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  1. Microsoft SkyDrive program manager Dan Somrack has informedĀ blog readers that SkyDrive will be making an appearance on Xbox 360 consoles. Microsoft is slated to begin pushing the app to consumers after 10:00 AM PST on Tuesday, so by the time...

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  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +233

    Ok, so the 30% rule is appealing in a broad sense, with a flat rate applying to everyone... But, seriously, is Apple demanding 30% of the storage fee revenue for a cloud service just because they have an iOS version of the client? The revenue is for storage and hosting services, of which Apple has exactly 0% involvement or overhead responsibilities. That's the kind of area that their 30% rule fails miserably in.

    Quick solution for Microsoft: take out any in-app payment options from only the iOS versions. The user can sign into their account via browser, or any of the other SkyDrive apps, and pay their storage fees or whatever transactions are required. That does 2 things: makes it impossible for Apple to have any claim on revenue (since no purchases are made in an iOS app), and puts all of the inconvenience blame squarely in the lap of Apple (if they make sure to point all complaints towards the iTunes regulations).
    m4a4, Darth Shiv and Relic like this.
  3. Vermi is always right...
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,414   +300

    Sounds like a plan!
  5. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 711   +159

    MS tried that and Apple said no, either they get money or the app does not get approved basically.
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +233

    Bah, not surprising... So, if I was Microsoft, I'd make sure iTunes is not allowed on the Windows Store until they get a 30% cut of every transaction that is performed through a Windows iTunes app... See how those greedy bastards like that! :)
    m4a4 likes this.
  7. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 657   +70

    Surely they'd be forced to pay 2 billion euros by the EC if they did that.

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