Google Play App Sales Now Possible From Additional Countries

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Lately, when we talk about a smartphone app store spreading its sphere of influence to include additional nations, it’s been Microsoft expanding the reach of the Windows Phone Market. Considering how WP7 got off to a late start, we suppose that’s perfectly understandable. Today’s a different story, though, and this time Google’s the one expanding into new markets, announcing that developers in a couple new countries are about to join the ranks of Android developers able to sell their wares in the Google Play store.

The situation is simplest in Poland and the Czech Republic; Google had no previous way set up for developers in those countries to sell apps through Google Play. As of today, they can sign up for a new developer account and get started making some money.

Things are a little more complicated for developers in Mexico and Israel. While they could already sell apps, they had to do so through an AdSense merchant account, and users everywhere would see both the apps themselves and any in-app purchases that were being offered as priced in US dollars. With today’s change, those developers now need to migrate to a Google Play account. Doing so will finally let them post prices in their native currencies. Likewise, developers around the world can now specify prices in local money for users who buy apps in these nations.

Source: Google

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!