Aptoide challenges Apple's App Store monopoly in Europe

The Verge June 6, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC

Summary: Aptoide, a new iOS game store in Europe, challenges Apple's App Store monopoly. With 1 million apps for 400 million users, Aptoide offers a freemium model with bonuses for in-app purchases. Developers are charged 20% for organic purchases and 10% for others, plus receive $1,000-$2,000 to launch games. Aptoide aims to attract users with free access and developers with favorable fees. However, concerns remain about game quality and competition with the App Store.

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  1. [2.1]
    Aptoide launches as first non-Apple iOS store in Europe (GamesIndustry.biz)
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  2. [1.6]
    Aptoide launching EU-only iOS game store, focusing on gaming (The Verge)
    10d
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  3. [2.6]
    Aptoide launches alternative iOS game store in EU post-DMA (TechCrunch)
    11d
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