Apple has set outnew developer terms that look to prohibit application developers from using advertising services from Google and its recently acquired subsidiary AdMob. The new terms threaten to decrease revenue for thousands of developers by severely limiting their monetization choices. Due to the fact that advertising funds an enormous number of free and low cost apps, these terms are terrible for consumers as well.
The new rules look to prohibit some 3PD parties from collecting critical usage data from iPhone applications. The information will not be able to be sent to advertising networks that are tied with companies developing or distributing mobile devices or operating systems. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has alsobanned Adobe Flash from the iPhone.
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