Android Developers can now sell paid apps on the Google Play Store in India
If you are an Android developer from India, then there is some great news coming in for you straight from Google.
Android developers in India can now sell paid applications on the Google Play and also offer subscriptions and in-app purchasing options with a monthly payout to their local bank accounts.
Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team posted this great news on the Android Developers blog and said,
Starting today, developers in India can sell paid applications, in-app products, and subscriptions in Google Play, with monthly payouts to their local bank accounts. They can take advantage of all of the tools offered by Google Play to monetize their products in the best way for their businesses, and they can target their products to the paid ecosystem of hundreds of millions of users in India and across the world.
If you are an Android developer from India then 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. In case of the new apps, you can publish the apps as paid, in addition to selling in-app products or subscriptions.
Developers can price the apps, in-app purchasing and subscriptions in any available currencies, publish, and then receive payouts and financial data in your local currency.
Google notes that the Android device activations in India have jumped over 400% over the past year and Android users in India have downloaded more apps than in the last six months combined and is currently the 4th largest app download market worldwide which has made Google to help the developers finally monetize on this.
If you are an Android developer, then we would like to hear your views on this major step from Google.