The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF), an alliance of European and international app developers, says it’s increasing its efforts to work with policymakers on upcoming EU platform regulation. It wants regulators to investigate and change Apple App Store policies.
The CAF says it strives to ensure that the forthcoming EU regulation on gatekeeper platforms reflects the 10 “App Store Principles,” a series of guiding rules to establish a fair standard of conduct across the app ecosystem. These principles are designed to ensure that every app developer, regardless of size or the nature of its business, is entitled to a level playing field and fair treatment by the app stores and the platform owners who operate them according to Damien Geradin, the Coalition’s outside counsel.
It will be interesting to see if Apple’s upcoming App Store Small Business Program impacts any of this.