- Google announced on Tuesday that it will cut Google Play app store fees to 15% on the first million dollars a developer makes on Google’s store per year starting on July 1.
- After developers cross the $1 million in sales for a year, Google will charge developers its standard 30% fee for in-app purchases and downloads.
- The move follows a similar decision from Apple in December, although Apple’s program only applies to developers which make under $1 million per year from Apple’s App Store — after they make more than $1 million in sales, they are charged at the standard rate.
Google is also facing state legislatures in the U.S. that are proposing bills that would regulate Google and Apple’s app stores.
Google would have been affected by a failed North Dakota bill that would have required app stores to enable software developers to use their own payment processing software and avoid fees charged by Apple and Google.
A similar bill passed the Arizona House last week and is still waiting to be debated by the state Senate.