“The outpouring of interest we’ve received has exceeded our expectations,” Sarah Maxwell, a spokeswoman for the coalition, said in an emailed statement. “As we bring on new members and hear their stories, it’s evident that too many developers have been unable to make their voices heard.”

The soaring membership of the coalition represents a remarkable shift in thinking, as companies and individual developers take the risky step of speaking out in an effort to change the way Apple operates. Many developers and smaller companies are dependent on Apple for their livelihood and don’t have the resources to cope if Apple removes their app or prohibits them from updating it. Some of Apple’s peers have also stepped up to advocate for changes to the App Store. Earlier this month, Microsoft expressed support for the coalition when it announced guidelines for its Microsoft Store, based on the coalition’s recommendations. And Facebook publicly criticized Apple for changes that will make it
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