Statement from the Application Developers Alliance on Platforms Acting as Gatekeepers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chris Grimm – cgrimm@appdevelopersalliance.org

  

Statement from the Application Developers Alliance on Platforms Acting as Gatekeepers


Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2016) – The following statement from the Application Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward was released in response to Apple’s rejection of Spotify’s newest mobile application.

“For the app marketplace to continue to thrive, users to have choices, and developers to have a competitive opportunity, platforms must give publishers clear and consistent guidelines. Platforms deliberately creating friction and obstacles between publishers and users is bad for business and ultimately hurts consumers.”

 

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The Application Developers Alliance is a non-profit global membership organization that supports developers as an essential workforce of creators, innovators, and as entrepreneurs. We promote software industry growth and advocate on behalf of our members on public policy and industry issues. The Alliance global membership includes the world's leading technology companies, small businesses and startups, and a global developer network.