Apple says WordPress doesn’t have to add in-app purchases

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It seems WordPress would not want so as to add in-app purchases to its iOS app.

“We consider the difficulty with the WordPress app has been resolved,” Apple stated in an announcement Saturday. “For the reason that developer eliminated the show of their service cost choices from the app, it’s now a free stand-alone app and doesn’t have to supply in-app purchases. We’ve knowledgeable the developer and apologize for any confusion that we now have induced.”

Apple stated the WordPress app had initially featured a payment-plans part however did not supply in-app funds, violating App Retailer guidelines all builders should comply with. Apple gets a 30% commission on in-app payments.

Apple’s remarks come after WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg tweeted Friday that Apple was going to cut off updates and bug fixes to the open-source software app except it dedicated to supporting in-app purchases for WordPress’ payment plans.

Mullenweg stated WordPress, the open-source web site builder utilized by round 38% of the web, agreed on a license when it signed up for and stayed in the App Store. “Open supply depends on licenses and copyright,” he tweeted. “I’m an enormous believer within the sanctity of licenses.”

WordPress had agreed so as to add in-app buy assist inside the subsequent 30 days, Mullenweg informed CNET in an emailed assertion Friday, and was being allowed by Apple to replace once more.

The Verge reported the WordPress news earlier.

Mullenweg additionally tweeted a warning to apps which have related performance to WordPress on iOS that do not supply in-app purchases.

“My guess is they may get related suggestions quickly so I would encourage them to begin making [in-app purchase] plans,” Mullenweg stated late Friday.

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Corinne Reichert