Google Accepting Android Apps from Devs in More Countries
Google today announced that developers in a small handful of new countries can now list and sell their applications in the Google Play Store. Developers in the Czech Republic, Israel, Poland, and Mexico can now add their apps to Google Play, sell them, and offer in-app goods/services. Developers in these new countries can sell their apps in the local currency in any country where the Google Play Store is supported and get reimbursed in their own currency. Google also said that it is in the process fo revising its billing process for the Google Play Store, and that developers should pay attention for changes to come.
Google Expands Cardboard Availability
Google today made its Cardboard app available to more countries and more languages. Google says the app can be used across 39 languages in more than 100 countries around the world.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Google Improves Visibility of Instant Apps with 'Try It Now' Button
Google today outlined a number of improvements it has made to the Play Store in order to help both consumers and developers make the most of Android apps and games. The most significant user-facing change is the addition of a "Try It Now" button that accompanies Instant Apps in the Play Store.
Google to Help Developers Make Apps More Accessible
Google today released a tool for developers that will scan apps and provide feedback on their accessibility. The idea is to help developers view their apps from a different perspective and gain insight about how their user interface choices may or may not work for those with special accessibility needs.