So you may have noticed there aren’t all that many Apps made by Aussie Developers on the Android Market, and the ones that are there are all free apps. But why is that?
It’s because Google does not allow Developers from Australia (and some other countries) to submit paid Applications to the Market. This does little to stir up motivation for Developers to put time & effort into great Applications for the Android Platform, and somewhat pushes them to Apple where they can create and submit paid Applications and get a small (and often large) profit back from it.
During the 5 day Google Developer event (DevFest) held late last month in Sydney, there was not a single workshop on Android. Which doesn’t say much about Google and their efforts to push Android globally.
Although, when we pressed Google AU in early June for any word on paid Applications for Devs in Aus, they responded with this:
we want paid apps for devs too but it takes a while to roll this out, we don’t have a timeline for this yet
Looks like we’ll just have to sit and wait..
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