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

Rick

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Microsoft SkyDrive program manager Dan Somrack has informed 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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Vrmithrax

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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).
 

Darth Shiv

TS Evangelist
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).
Sounds like a plan!
 

Camikazi

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

Vrmithrax

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MS tried that and Apple said no, either they get money or the app does not get approved basically.
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! :)
 
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Chazz

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

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