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 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.
Google Drops Minimum App Prices for Select Countries
Google today gave developers more leeway in pricing their Play Store apps. Google notes that app purchasing behavior varies widely by market and pricing plays a big role in purchasing decisions.
Google Does More to Prevent Play Store Fraud
Google today said it has taken more steps to prevent developers from fraudulently promoting their apps in the Google Play Store. Specifically, the company is pushing new detection and filtering systems so it can spot attempts to manipulate the Play Store as far as app rankings are concerned.