Mark Zuckerberg said at Facebook’s latest event that the cost of Apple’s App Store has stifled innovation. In addition, he also said that he is maintaining charges for AR and VR developers.In his Facebook Connect 2021 keynote speech on Thursday, Zuckerberg announced that the company renamed Meta will focus more on building a “meta universe.”
During the announcement, Zuckerberg used the Oculus platform as an example to illustrate the future operating model of Meta. According to its introduction, Meta will not be a developer who creates apps for the platform. On the contrary, its goal is to build its own platform so that it does not have to pay any commissions – or implement privacy changes in companies like Apple that lead to advertisements. Threatened when income falls.
Zuckerberg said: “We also need to help build the ecosystem so that millions of people can have benefits in the future, which can reap the rewards for their work and benefit as the tide rises-not just As consumers, but also as creators and developers. This period will remain humble, because even though we are a large company, we also understand what it is like to build for other platforms. Living deeply under their rules It has shaped my view of the technology industry.”
The Meta CEO also added that he gradually believes that lack of choice and high fees are stifling innovation, preventing people from building new things and hindering the development of the entire economy.
Although Zuckerberg did not mention the names of Apple or Google, these comments are clearly directed at them. Both Apple and Google operate app markets, and when customers make purchases on their apps, they charge developers.
Apple is under severe scrutiny for its 30% commission on apps and in-app purchases. Google also charges a 30% fee. Recently, however, both companies have subsequently adjusted their commission ratios.
Zuckerberg said that Meta’s platforms such as Oculus will keep the fees low for developers and creators. However, the Meta CEO did point out that given the investment in the company’s newly planned ecosystem, some costs may be higher. “In order to maintain investment in this future, we need to maintain high fees during certain periods to ensure that we don’t lose too much money on this project overall.”
Facebook is currently being criticized for allegedly allowing hate speech, misinformation and illegal content to run rampant on its platform. The leaks of multiple file repositories and reports from whistleblowers indicate that Facebook (now called Meta) is aware of these problems.