Android Market on the Web, Buyer

Google today introduced the "Android Market" website that makes it easy to discover great new apps with a bigger, brighter interface during an event at Google headquarters where we showcased Honeycomb (Android 3.0). You can also send apps directly to your Android device with just a few clicks--no wires needed. With built in new social […]

Google today introduced the "Android Market" website that makes it easy to discover great new apps with a bigger, brighter interface during an event at Google headquarters where we showcased Honeycomb (Android 3.0). You can also send apps directly to your Android device with just a few clicks--no wires needed. With built in new social features, you can share apps through Twitter. And you can read and post app reviews directly to Android Market from the web or from your device.

Android Market website

And what about all those apps you've already purchased and downloaded? Sign in to the website with your Google account and click "My Market Account" to see all the apps you've purchased or downloaded. It makes managing all your apps quite easy.

Buyer's Currency give you more control over how you price your products across those countries. This feature lets you price your apps differently in each market and improves the purchase experience for buyers by showing prices in their home currencies.

"We encourage you to watch for the appearance of new Buyer's Currency options in the Android Market publishing console and set prices as soon as possible, currently available in the US only."

Finally, In-app Billing on Android Market gives developers more ways to monetize their apps through new billing models including try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and more.

The In-app Billing service manages billing transactions between apps and users, providing a consistent purchasing experience with familiar forms of payment across all apps. At the same time, it gives you full control over how your digital goods are purchased and tracked. You can let Android Market manage and track the purchases for you or you can integrate with your own back-end service to verify and track purchases in the way that's best for your app.

Over the next few weeks Google will be rolling out updates to Android Market client that'll enable you to test against the In-app Billing service. Before the end of this quarter, the service will be live for users, to enable you to start monetizing your apps with this new capability.

More Info: Android Maket on the Web | In-app Billing Documentation

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