The App Association, which describes itself as “the leading voice for thousands of app developers around the world,” gets most of the its funding from Apple, although the tech giant isn’t a member of the association, reports Bloomberg.
What’s more, the article adds that “the association’s lobbying agenda tracks closely with Apple’s — even when it’s at odds with app developers, the companies that make the individual games and programs that run on Apple’s iPhone and other devices.”
The group, known as ACT, says it’s not beholden to Apple, but confirmed that it derives more than half its funding from the company. However, former employees say the actual percentage is much higher, according to Bloomberg.
According to ACT, its mission is to help members promote an environment that inspires and rewards innovation while providing resources to help them raise capital, create jobs, and continue creating incredible technology.