Google launches web based Android Market, In-App billing
Android market has now turned bigger and better! Lately, three important features have been added to the souk. New market features were unveiled yesterday at event along with the launch of Honeycomb.
- ANDROID MARKET ON THE WEB
Android Market client has now been extended to mobile devices to every desktop. Anyone and everyone can now find and share applications from their favorite browser.
Once you select an application you want, it will automatically be downloaded to your Android-powered devices over-the-air.
According to the post in Android Developers blog, “Android Market on the Web dramatically expands the discoverability of applications through a rich browsing experience, suggestion-guided searching, deep linking, social sharing, and other merchandising features.”
- BUYER’S CURRENCY
With the help of Buyer’s Currency, you can now sell applications to users in 32 buyer countries across the globe. This will give you more control over how you price your products across these countries.
Also, this improves the purchase experience for buyers by showing prices in their home currencies.
- IN-APP BILLING
With this service, developers will have more ways to monetize their applications through new billing models including try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and more.
The In-app Billing service manages billing transactions between apps and users, providing a consistent purchasing experience with familiar forms of payment across all apps. At the same time, it gives you full control over how your digital goods are purchased and tracked.