Readability’s App Store Rejection Portends a Cloudy Future For Developers

The iOS app for Arc90’s recently re-launched Readability service was rejected on Friday for “utilizing a system other than the In App Purchase (IAP) API to purchase content, functionality, or services.” This is significant because unlike companies like Rhapsody (who are already on the record as being firmly against the new policies), Readability is not a a traditional content provider.

As Readability creator and Arc90 founding partner Richard Ziade says in his “Open Letter to Apple” blog post, “Readability’s model is unique in that 70% of our service fees go directly to writers and publishers.” He continues, “if we implemented In App purchasing, your 30% cut drastically undermines a key premise of how Readability works.”

via Readability’s App Store Rejection Portends …| Mashable



Note: i ❤ readability it allows reading long-form things on the web or mobile rather seamlessly. apple=satan