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"Apple is permanently restrained [...] from prohibiting developers from including in their apps and their metadata buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to In-App Purchasing."

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theverge.com/2021/9/10/2266232

@malteengeler Hopefully this means we won't see any more foss apps getting taken down because they link to the project homepage, which links to their Patreon.

@jay @malteengeler I hope it goes further than that. An in-app button for subscribing (?) to someone’s Patreon or something similar would be great.

@malteengeler Interesting. I’m disappointed that the judged defined the market as digital mobile gaming but at least apple can’t control other companys’ messaging and communication anymore. Baby steps.

@malteengeler so you can link, but you can't include the payment tooling in the app.... Wonder how you are going to check if the user paid in the app...
@malteengeler I honestly think apple won this while pretending to lose...

@malteengeler in this case: why would I as a dev use in-app purchases when I can now include my payments directly without having Apple as the “middle-man”? 😬

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