Good news for Android Developers in India!. Google finally opens sale of paid Android apps in India. So far, Indian developers were not allowed to sell their paid apps via Google Playstore, if they ever wanted to list their apps on playstore, they had to sell it for free. With this great move by Google, Android developers in India can now sell their paid apps via Google Playstore. Also they will be able to use in-app monetization and subscription-base sales for their apps too.
According to Jon Russell of thenextweb.com, The move to open the paid app ecosystem in the country, comes less than a month after the search giant mistakenly added India to its paid app list, only to u-turn on the move within 24 hours.
Better late than Never!: Google says that India has grown to become its fourth largest market for downloads worldwide and obviously they cannot Ignore such a good Android ecosystem in the country.
Opening up paid android app ecosystem in India makes a huge amount of sense for Google and the move will surely help Android users in India enjoy more local content and quality apps from our very own Indian devs.
here’s an excerpt from google blog post:
If you are an Android developer based in India, you can get started right away by signing in to your Developer Console and setting up a Google Checkout merchant account. If your apps are already published as free, you can monetize them by adding in-app products or subscriptions. For new apps, you can publish the apps as paid, in addition to selling in-app products or subscriptions.
When you’ve prepared your apps and in-app products, you can price them in any available currencies, publish, and then receive payouts and financial data in your local currency. Visit the developer help center for complete details.
So if you are a Android developer based in India, you can get going immediately and start earning money.