Monday, August 01, 2011
Since Google I/O, we’ve been working hard to make the Chrome Web Store available to more users around the world as well as to provide additional monetization opportunities for developers. Today, we're happy to share progress in both of these areas.
We recently launched the much awaited In App Payments API in the US. This API provides a simple and effective way to monetize your apps in the Chrome Web Store, allowing you to complete transactions with buyers from 140 countries. Integration is simple - all you need is to do is to insert a few lines of code. An even more exciting feature of the API is the 5% flat transaction fee pricing. To learn more about In-App Payments, check out our docs and a sample app complete with source code or watch our short video. We look forward to expanding this service to additional developer locations as quickly as possible.
With our in-store payments, developers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom can now complete merchant account sign up and start adding their paid apps to the Chrome Web Store. Paid apps will be published to international users later this year. In the meantime, you can localize your app listing to make it accessible to more people and be eligible for promotion in local store fronts.
We’ve also added the ability to target or exclude specific markets. In this launch, Chrome Web Store developers can publish their apps to the following regions: Argentina, Australia, Austria (new), Belgium (new), Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic (new), Denmark (new), Finland (new), France, Germany, Hong Kong (new), India, Indonesia (new), Israel (new), Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand (new), Norway (new), Philippines (new), Poland, Portugal, Russia (new), Singapore (new), Spain, Sweden (new), Switzerland (new), United Kingdom and United States. Our users will only see apps that were published for their market. We also added support for our various featured lists to be targeted by market, allowing users to see the best apps for their market.
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