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"The greatest scam of Google and Apple is convincing millions of developers to learn Swift and Kotlin to make apps on their stores that can be swiftly (pun intended) removed from their stores. Though the average developer is unlikely to ever be banned, why even risk it?"

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

@kuba I think the scam is that they require developers to pay money to publish to their walled app store rather than pushing the languages here. You can be banned regardless of the language you use to make your apps, if you publish them on their store. Also, unlike Swift, Kotlin is not developed by Google and can target any JVM and several other platforms, not just Android, and there are ways to publish Android apps other than via Google store on top of that.
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