Chrome Web Store in 41 languages and In-App Payments

Friday, May 13, 2011

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Since we launched the Chrome Web Store, we’ve been working on several new improvements. Today, we’re happy to share our progress towards making the Chrome Web Store available to all Chrome users worldwide and the availability of Google In-App Payments for web app developers.

First, as we announced at Google I/O, the In-App Payments API is now available for app developers. We demo-ed the way Graphicly uses this API and Angry Birds announced that they will use it to offer users the Mighty Eagle for in-app purchase on the web. Integrating the API into your app is as simple as adding a single line of code and provides a frictionless user experience for making purchases within the app. We hope to gather feedback on the API before making it fully available this summer.

Second, the Chrome Web Store is now available in 41 languages. This is our second step towards launching Chrome Web Store in 15 additional countries. Developers interested in targeting international users can now go to the Chrome Web Store and publish free apps in these countries in preparation for launch. We will also support publishing paid apps in selected countries later this year.

Localizing your apps will expose them to many more users and allow them to be featured in the local Chrome Web Store homepages. We hope this expanded functionality will allow you to create brand new international apps or to localize your existing apps.

If you have additional questions, please take a look at our FAQ or join our developer discussion group.

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