Google Testing In-App Payments, Full Roll-Out Soon
Google announced on Thursday via blog post that it will begin testing in-app payments for the Android Market starting today, and plans to fully enable the feature next week. Developers who want to offer in-app purchases need to upload their apps to the Developer Console, create a catalog of in-app products, and set prices for them. They will then be able to test the process of accepting in-app payments through the Android Market. Google said that these test apps won't be visible to Android users until the full in-app purchase system goes live next week.
Google Unfolds A Brand New Wallet App for Android
Google today released a fully redesigned Google Wallet application for Android devices. Google Wallet is not an app for making mobile payments at retail.
Google Kicks Off Live Tests of Android Instant Apps
Google today said has begun real-world testing of Android Instant Apps. Google first announced Instant Apps at its I/O developer conference in May 2016.
Google Offers App Developers More Beta Options
Google today expanded the number of ways developers can test their apps ahead of general release. At the moment, developers are limited to testing through closed betas that require people to join dedicated Google+ communities or Google Groups.
Android Pay Can Be Used for App-Based Purchasing
Google today added to Android Pay's capabilities, making it possible to use Android Pay when making purchases within select Android apps. Google believes this will benefit consumers and app developers alike.
Google Makes More Android APIs Available to Developers
Google recently released a new tool for developers who are writing apps for the Android platform. Google made the Google Play Developer Publishing API available to all developers, which will allow them to upload APKs to beta testing, staged rollouts, and production, as well as add publishing operations to their app processes.