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Google’s Kirsten Rasanen told higher-ups that developers were concerned about mandatory Google Play Billing for these reasons:

Based on a survey of developers Google conducted in November 2017, the “key concerns and arguments revolve around”:

Platform Neutrality: A stated “principled” argument that platforms such as Google Play should be neutral [...]

Product concerns: Spotify believes that their platform has capabilities that GPB lacks. We are awaiting their specific feedback on product gaps

User Relationship/Data transparency: The lack of control that would result form using GPB instead of their own platform (billing platform capabilities, ownership of customer relationship, deep knowledge of user behavior) concerns Spotify.

The email goes on, but I didn’t have time to copy down the rest.

If you’re still playing our bingo, mark “Google Play Billing” and “IAP” on your card.