Every day, Apple Taxes Consumers & Crushes Innovation

The Coalition for App Fairness is an independent nonprofit organization founded by industry-leading companies to advocate for freedom of choice and fair competition across the app ecosystem.
Apple ChargeS
Bag of Money
0 %
Tax
on most app purchases in its App Store
Collecting Money
0 %
MOre
than the upper limit of 5% charged by other payment providers for purchases
all in all, apple makes
$ 9000000000 +
in revenue annually directly from its app tax

our vision

We believe that every app developer is entitled to fair treatment and that every consumer should have complete control over their own device. Our App Store Principles will ensure a level playing field for platforms like Apple and a consistent standard of conduct across the app ecosystem. The 10 principles outlined include that every developer should always have the right to communicate directly with its users through its app for legitimate business purposes and that no app store should charge unreasonable or excessive fees.

about the coalition

One company has near total control over the mobile ecosystem and what apps consumers get to use. After nearly a decade with no oversight, regulation, or fair competition, it’s time for Apple to be held accountable.

The Coalition for App Fairness was created to create a level playing field for app businesses and give people freedom of choice on their devices. Our members want every app developer to have an equal opportunity to innovate and engage in commerce, free from draconian policies, unfair taxes, or monopolistic control. In the past, individual companies have spoken out against the App Store policies through efforts like Spotify’s Time to Play Fair and Epic Games’ #FreeFortnite campaign. Today, these companies and many others are joining forces to speak as one.

The Coalition represents all innovators — from startups to small developers to indie studios to first time creators. Have your voice heard by joining the coalition today.

founding members
Basecamp
BLIX
Blockchain.com
Deezer
Epic Games
Match Group
prepear
ProtonMail
Schibsted
SkyDemon
Spotify
til

coalition members

founding
Epic Games
Spotify
Tile Inc
general
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