Android Market goes live with in-app purchases

Tap Tap Revenge and others already offering extra content

Google opens up in-app billing to developers looking to sell extra content

Google has officially gone live with its new in-app billing feature for the Android Market, emulating a revenue generating tool that has been available through iOS apps for some time.

Android devs keen to profit from their creations now have another method at their disposal for extracting cash from their customers.

Apple implemented in-app payments in their own Appstore in September and has seen the move prove to be lucrative for its developer community.

The change is part of Google's plans to boost Android app development in an effort to rival Apple's App catalogue.

Several apps have already taken advantage of the new service including Tap Tap Revenge, Comics and Deer Hunter Challenge HD, allowing users to purchase extra contents such as new tracks, levels or weapons.

Whilst developers will be happy about the news, the move will also generate some extra cash for Google who take a 30% cut of all the Android Market's revenue.

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Via: i-Programmer


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