The tech community got the big news we were waiting for on Friday — a U.S. judge issued a ruling in the Epic v. Apple case. Starting December 9, developers can skirt the 30% commission Apple usually takes on in-app purchases by using links and buttons to direct customers outside of Apple’s ecosystem.
Apple plans to appeal, but a settlement between Apple and Japan’s Fair Trade Commission also recently allowed developers of “reader” apps to link externally, so we’re not sure Apple can stop this tide from shifting. In yet another recent case (a class action suit), Apple settled on a $100M payout for small developers.
There has been a lot at stake in these cases, with losses and wins on both sides. At Product Hunt, we’re often happy to see changes that help app developers with distribution and sales.
On that note, we’re highlighting 9 of the newest trending iOS apps you might find handy:
Omnicourse - Grow your skills with audio courses; Lecturers get paid by the minute
Playsit - Organize your game library, mark what you’ve played, and share with friends
Candlewaster - Improve your reading habit with tracking and visualization of your stats
Loggo - Log fevers, meds, liquids and symptoms while you care for a sick loved ones
Jaadoo - Search and manage your mobile screenshots
Holly Health 2.0 - An adaptive burnout-prevention coach with evidenced psychology
Chiff - Login to any website with your face or fingerprint
RPGen - Hand-crafted content for quick hooks and stories in RPG games like D&D
Documents X - Super app for file actions like editing PDFs, unique formats, and sharing
Grin Gaming is a new app for competing to win cash by predicting live events. Maker Nick Bucheleres shared:
"As an everyday user of daily fantasy sports apps, I grew tired of “set-it-and-forget-it” experiences where I couldn’t answer questions in real-time and have fun predicting every play of NFL each week."
If you make software and you want to work with video, you’d have to hire expert video engineers and build video infrastructure that 10,000 other companies have already built from scratch (to varying degrees of success). We think that’s pretty bananas.
Mux has a better approach: one developer-friendly API to video platform. POST a video and GET back a video URL that plays well on any device.
Spend time building your product and the things that make it special, and we'll take care of the video stuff. Mux helps make beautiful videos possible for every development team.