Google offers local payments for Android apps in four countries

By Posted 7 Feb 2014, 12:49

Recent reports suggest that Google is offering local payments for Android apps in another four countries, while other countries have been handed the opportunity to set prices in their local currency. The local payment support for Android apps is now available in 25 new countries and today we are highlighting four newcomers.

According to an article on The Next Web local payment for Android apps has now ventured to Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. This comes just under a week after a story emerged from a developer from Croatia, as he found that he was experiencing issues with payments.

Goran Kukurin from Worldscope Webcams ended up having his app removed from Google Play after it was using PayPal allowing users to upgrade to an ad-free experience. Although PayPal and other payment systems like this are barred from Android, Kukurin explains he was not eligible when it comes to offering payments in his local currency, which in turn, made him look for a third party.

The full official reason for this is documented on the aforementioned site, and it seems Worldscope Webcams has since been reinstated, but considering Croatia is not on the list, this is still a problem for Kukurin. Meanwhile, the four new countries involved can now reach users in over 130 countries and this includes free and paid-for apps. The Next Web has compiled a list of all the different countries that can access this.

With Google offering local payments for Android apps, are you glad to see more countries being added to the list?

Google offers local payments for Android apps in four countries