In-App Billing goes live in Android Market
Google has announced that it has launched In-App Billing in Android Market from today. Android developers will now be able to monetize their apps with try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and other billing models, while users will be able to purchase them directly from the applications.
Some of the first apps to try In-App billing are:
- Tap Revenge by Disney Mobile
- Comics by ComiXology
- Gun Bros, Deer Hunter Challenge HD, and WSOP3 by Glu Mobile
- Dungeon Defenders: FW Deluxe by Trendy Entertainment.
In-App Billing Overview from Google:
Android Market In-app Billing is an Android Market service that provides checkout processing for in-app purchases. To use the service, your application sends a billing request for a specific in-app product. The service then handles all of the checkout details for the transaction, including requesting and validating the form of payment and processing the financial transaction. When the checkout process is complete, the service sends your application the purchase details, such as the order number, the order date and time, and the price paid. At no point does your application have to handle any financial transactions; that role is provided by Android Market’s in-app billing service.