Apple looks to rid App Store of ‘rip-off’ scam apps that trick users into paying large sums.
That is the title from a recent article on Mashable. App developers can charge what they want for apps. There are one-time fees or it could be a free app (but with in-app purchases), and there are even apps that are based on a subscription model (which could be every month or year, etc…). With that, Apple is getting serious about apps that are charging one price, but the quality does not reflect the value of the features and the content. Or, as Mashable puts it: “…if Apple thinks a developer is charging too much for their app or in-app purchases, the company will reject the app from inclusion in the App Store.” This is a good step to protect consumers, and I’m not sure what levers are in place when it comes to those on the Android device, but it’s a step in the right direction. It’s also a reminder that we should all check our monthly statements to ensure that we’re paying what we’re supposed to, and (just maybe) removing the subscriptions and paid apps that we no longer want or need.
What is Tech Tuesday?
If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?
You are not alone.
Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).
Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….