Prima Pagina aplicatii Microsoft Office pentru iOS genereaza o disputa intre Apple si Microsoft

Microsoft Office pentru iOS genereaza o disputa intre Apple si Microsoft

  Microsoft Office pentru iOS va fi lansat anul viitor in App Store, insa intre timp suita de aplicatii genereaza o disputa intre Apple si cei de la Microsoft. Ieri au aparut primele informatii despre o neintelegere privind serviciul de cloud computing numit SkyDrive, Apple dorind sa primeasca 30% din abonamentele care sunt incheiate prin intermediul aplicatiei. Apple ar fi refuzat sa aprobe un update pentru aplicatia SkyDrive din cauza reticentei celor de la Microsoft de a ii oferi acel procent de 30%, insa in realitate ar fi vorba despre suita Office pentru iOS.

Office has long been a cash cow for Microsoft and extending the platform to iOS will undoubtedly fatten it further. It will also bring significant benefits to Apple’s mobile platform, ones for which Microsoft feels it is owed a discount on that 30 percent cut that Apple would otherwise command on Office 365 subscriptions sold to iOS users through it. The apps are just part of a subscription that includes desktop access. So the company has been pushing Apple to adjust the 70/30 revenue split in its developer license agreement. Predictably, Apple has refused to comply. It’s not yet clear what sort of concession Microsoft is seeking, but whatever it is, Apple’s evidently not willing to consider it. Indeed, I’m told it’s taken a “the rules are the rules” stance, which would suggest it’s not at all willing to negotiate a different split. Apple’s position: If a customer comes through its gateway, it feels it is deserved the commission outlined in 11.12 of its developer license.

  Pentru suita Office Microsoft vinde un abonament numit Office 365, acesta atragand extrem de multi utilizatori si incasari pe masura, iar Apple incearca sa profite de pe urma lor. Microsoft a incercat sa obtina o reducere a comisionului perceput de catre Apple, insa compania din Cupertino a refuzat spunand ca regulile pentru App Store se aplica in mod egal pentru toti dezvoltatorii, si ca nu se va gandi sa faca o concesie pentru Microsoft. Avand in vedere ca suita Office pentru iOS ar trebui sa ajunga abia in luna martie in App Store, exista sanse mici ca disputa sa afecteze utilizatorii, cele doua companii ajungand probabil la un punct comun intre timp.