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This article was published on November 6, 2013


Samsung raises in-app purchase revenue share for developers to 80% till April next year

Samsung raises in-app purchase revenue share for developers to 80% till April next year Image by: JUNG YEON-JE
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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

A woman walks past a logo of Samsung EleSamsung’s strong point is less in software than in hardware — as even its CEO admits at its Analyst Day being held today — but the Korean company has been making efforts to build up a range of software and services for its devices which can compete with Apple. Case in point: it held its first developers conference in San Francisco last month.

To boost those efforts, Samsung announced today that developers will receive 80 percent of in-app purchase revenues from November 1 this year till April 30, 2014 — up from 70 percent previously.

‘To stimulate interest and promote development in the Samsung Apps ecosystem, Samsung introduced a temporary profit distribution rate to better benefit developers,” Samsung says. Sales of paid apps won’t get such a benefit, as it applies only to the profits of in-app items within apps using its In-App Purchase 2.0 service.

➤ Split It 80:20 – Even More For Our Dear Developers [Samsung Blog]

 Headline image via Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images