Apple’s recent decision to allow app makers to tell customers about payment options outside its mobile App Store largely underwhelmed developers. But Sahil Lavingia, founder and CEO of Gumroad, a seller of services for creators, said there’s reason to believe Apple could eventually concede to future demands.
“It feels like the narrative is shifting quite a bit,” Lavingia said in an interview. “Even this tiny, tiny change is a sign that the Apple firewall is falling very slowly.”
As a result of these changes, Lavingia said he plans to resubmit Gumroad’s app to Apple’s review process this week. The updated app would include the option for customers to click on a payment link from the app; currently they can only make purchases on Gumroad’s website. “We’ll just submit it and see what happens,” he said.