September 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Need a recipe? Or want to chat with family? Or search for movie tickets? There’s an app for that.
Apps are how we entertain ourselves, connect with others, and get work done in the digital world. They’re everywhere—on your smartphone, computer, consoles, and TVs.
But in recent years, some policymakers and developers think these app stores are abusing their competitors and power.
Are app stores gatekeepers? Or do these walled gardens ensure users and developers have affordable, trustworthy options by covering the costs of upkeep, safety checks, transaction fees, cloud storage, and more? Does this model protect consumers and build user trust? Or is it just a way to exploit small businesses and customers for a quick buck?
Join NetChoice and our panelists as we discuss the current app store landscape and various proposals aimed at regulating app store providers.