Russia announces domestic apps marketplace

Russia will create a marketplace for domestic apps on the Android platform, stated Maksut Shadayev, Russia’s Minister of Digital Development. The proposal for the creation of the marketplace comes after several retailers and services in Russia ceased operations as a result of the sanctions. The aim is to minimise risks for individuals who possess devices that utilise this operating system. Risks remain for iOS users, and Shadayev noted the government is in contact with Apple on this issue. ‘Therefore, we’re going to hope that iPhones won’t turn into bricks here,’ Shadayev stated.