Platforms and platform-based products have interested me since my studies, and I have decided to write my doctoral thesis in this field after completing my studies. My dissertation dealt with the impact of platforms and their ecosystems on complementors. Complementors can be found on most platforms and are members of the ecosystems surrounding platforms. They can take the form of providers of mobile applications, developers of extensions or plugins, etc., and complement the functions and capabilities of the platforms with their products. As mentioned above, most of us encounter complementors through the use of "apps" on our mobile devices.
Through the platforms, complementors are increasingly regulated. This includes, among other things, the technologies to be used, the business model, or the features of offered software products.