In the desperate attempt to monetize the mobile Web, in-app billing stands out as a major, possible, source of revenue. Addressing this area, Google has updated its In-app Billing software.
Talking of Android users paying for Apps… here comes Amazon putting its (European) weight behind Android offerings.
The Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal is being expanded beyond The States. Amazon has announced that developers can now submit apps for distribution in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. It will begin distributing apps here “later this summer”, with more countries planned “in the near future”.
One for electronics engineers to note – RS Components has a new Android app. It has developed an Android application for its eTech magazine.
One to note: Google launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago – as an improtant possible user-revenue stream – but is now extending it into the realm of publishing and subscriptions…
A report on The Guardian has studied the 100 top grossing UK Android apps of which the majority are freemium games.
Google is expanding the list of countries and currencies from which Android developers can sell their products, according to its Android Developers blog.
Google has had to take action over the latest reports of malware apps. According to the BBC, Google has moved to take down 22 applications from its Android Market, which were found to be running the RuFraud” scam…