Android developers, let’s hear a cheer. Late yesterday, Google announced the launch of in-app billing on the Android Market, meaning users can make purchases from within apps from now on.
If you’re not familiar with the concept, in-app billing has a lot of promise. For users, it means less hassle in terms of having to stop what everything they’re doing every time they want to spend 99 cents. And for developers, that decrease in friction may mean an increase in sales.
A post on the Android Developers Blog also pointed out, “In-app Billing gives you more ways to monetize your apps with try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and other billing models.”
So here’s a bit more info: “To try In-app Billing in your apps, start with the detailed documentation and complete sample app provided, which show how to implement the service in your app, set up in-app product lists in Android Market, and test your implementation. Also, it’s absolutely essential that you review the security guidelines to make sure your billing implementation is secure.”
Good luck making lots of cash thanks to this move as many people don’t seem to realize that little purchases do add up.