Tinder Bypasses Google Play, Revolt Against App Store Fee

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Tinder Bypasses Google Play, Revolt Against App Store Fee

Tinder joined a growing backlash against app store taxes by bypassing Google Play in a move that could shake up the billion-dollar industry dominated by Google and Apple Inc.

The online dating site launched a new default payment process that skips Google Play and forces users to enter their credit card details straight into Tinder’s app, according to new research by Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter. Once a user has entered their payment information, the app not only remembers it, but also removes the choice to swap back to Google Play for future purchases, he wrote.
 

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Wonder how much of that 30% savings they're passing on to their customers...
 

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Wonder how much of that 30% savings they're passing on to their customers...
Obviously zero and now you need to decide do you trust a company like Tinder handling your CC details more securely than a big data company like google.

If I could even care about **** like tinder there is no way I would trust them above google to secure this data.
 

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This might be a stupid question, but what would stop Google from listing the Tinder app in Google Play anymore? If there's no further financial incentive, could Google not simply remove it?
 
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