Google following Apple, cutting Google Play commission fee to 15%

Google is following Apple’s lead in cutting app store commission by introducing a 15% commission fee schedule for Google Play transactions that is similar to the App Store Small Business Program.

The standard 30% commission paid for purchases in the Google Play Store will be reduced down to 15%, Google announced on Tuesday. The change, which will commence on July 1, will apply to the first $1 million in revenue generated using the Play store’s payment mechanism each year.After the developer passes the $1 million in revenue milestone for the year, the fee will return to its usual 30% level, TechCrunch reports. Once the year is up, the fee will again reduce down to 15%, until the developer again passes $1 million in app sales and in-app purchases.

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