Finally… Google’s Android App Market gets Paid Apps
Feb 13, 2009 5:40 PM –
This week the Wall Street Journal gave a snippet which hinted at Google’s Android App Market will launch the ability to start charging for Android apps by the week of February 16th. With T-Mobile rolling out the RC33 update, and an email from Eric Chu, Google’s Mobile Platform Program Manager, confirmed that speculation today. Not only will developers be able to charge for their Android apps in the U.S. and U.K. markets, but other countries as well. See the excerpt from the email below:
I’m pleased to announce that Android Market is now accepting priced applications from US and UK developers. Developers from these countries can go to the publisher website at http://market.android.com/publish to upload their application(s) along with end user pricing for the apps. Initially, priced applications will be available to end users in the US starting mid next week. We will add end user support for additional countries in the coming months.
We will also enable developers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, and Spain to offer priced applications later this quarter. By the end of Q1 2009, we will announce support for developers in additional countries. You can find more information about priced applications in Android Market at http://market.android.com/support/
Google Checkout will serve as the payment and billing mechanism for Android Market. Developers who do not already have a Google Checkout merchant account can easily sign up for one via the publisher website.
Furthermore, I would like to let you know that Android Market for free applications will become available to users in Australia starting February 15th Pacific Time and in Singapore in the coming weeks. You can now make your applications available in these countries via the publisher website at http://market.android.com/publish…
We here at AndroidTapp.com have been excited and anticipating Paid Apps in the market, which is one of the core reasons this website was started. Our Android app review website is a platform to determine whether an app is worth payment for by presenting concise and unbiased Android app reviews to potential buyers.
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