Apple reminds small developers to submit request by May 20 for its $100 million assistance fund

Announcing a series of changes to the App Store in response to a class action lawsuit filed by US developers, Apple launched the Small Developer Assistance Fund, which will pay between $250 and $30,000 to U.S. developers who earn equal to or less than $1 million a year in the App Store.

Now, the company reminds that eligible developers have until May 20, 2022 to submit a request to an independent administrator to receive payment.

Apple outlines that the fund is open to all developers based in the United States who:

+ Sold paid apps or in-app purchases (including subscriptions) through the App Store between June 4, 2015 and April 26, 2021; and

+ Earned proceeds equal to or less than $1 million through the US storefront in each calendar year in which they had a developer account between 2015 to 2021.

According to the notice relating to the settlement, there are approximately 67,000 eligible developers. Developers earning less than $100 will receive the minimum payout of $250, while developers earning around $1 million will be eligible for a minimum $20,000 payout. These minimum payments are subject to change based on the total number of approved claims, among other factors. 

Here, you can learn more about how to submit a request.

Written by Sophie Blake


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