For some applications, under "details" on Ubuntu Software it says that the developer is snapcrafters. This is true for Visual Studio Code and also Simplenote. But these applications were developed by Microsoft and Automattic respectively. While for other snap applications, like VLC, the name of the developer (videolan) is given.
Why is this the case? This might be a silly question but could it be that these applications are clones built by snapcrafters of the original programs. Or are these programs somehow modified by them?
There are some such applications that can be downloaded from the official websites too. Will the "snapcrafters" version found on Ubuntu Software be any different from the one downloaded from the website?