War is declared between Google and Match Group, which owns Tinder and Meetic. If the American giant wins its case, it could ban Tinder (and the group’s dating apps) from its Play Store. According to Google, the company refuses to pay the commission on microtransactions on its digital distribution service, reports Presse Citron, Thursday, July 14. Thus, Match Group would not honor the agreement concluded a few weeks ago.
“It would give it an edge over other developers doing it. Additionally, Tinder’s parent company would reduce its partnership with Google to service fees while its tools and platform would have allowed it to thrive over the years. years,” the site said. However, this is not the first time that the two companies have clashed. The parent company of Tinder had fired the first, accusing Google of abusing its dominant position in the distribution of applications.
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Match Group offers its own payment solution
In September 2020, Google imposed its payment solution in order to pocket commissions – 30% of the revenue generated by each transaction – deemed exorbitant, recalls Presse Citron. And this, while the leading group in dating applications offers its own payment solution to its users. He was already at risk of expulsion from the Play Store. Last May, Google and Match Group managed to find common ground: the group’s dating apps could remain on the Play Store using their own payment system, but on condition that Google’s billing system was an alternative for users.
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