Update: apparently Australia was “wrongly listed” on the Android Market help website. Well done, Google.. Apologies to everyone who got their hopes up, it seems it’s too good to be true.

Update 2: Australia is no longer listed as a supported country. We’re a tad pissed off to say the least..

Aussie Android Developers can finally submit paid applications to the Android Market. Hopefully this excellent news will stir up some enthusiasm for Developers who previously gave up on Android because of the lack of support for Aussie Devs.

If you’re an Aussie Dev making a quality app for the Android Platform, feel free to post on our Forums πŸ™‚

Source: Google.
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facaletz
facaletz
9 years ago

Sure Matt u right ,BUT google blocked out any OTHER sites on new huawei ideos ,maybe they are not the only ones.I cannot download flash player and even if i do go around, the machine doesn’t install it ,no reason given.
The bastards(Google)want to screw all the world joining the biggest mother fuckers like Microsoft.
I’m not a developer just one of the poor users ,which are screwed by all the greedy giants ,the medium ones and by the little,little ones included OPTUS AND all the carriers and (n+1)m others.
Cheers!! Try to be happy:>:>:

MorkaiAU
Reply to  facaletz
9 years ago

LOL! nerd rage is the funniest rage…

Please define “google blocked out any OTHER sites” – on the ideos’s browser?

Go to the website, download the flash player and install. If it doesn’t work, don’t blame google – blame the author!

Mark UK
Mark UK
10 years ago

I really want to buy ChompSMS, a excellent Android SMS replacement from a great aussie developer, but it’s not available to buy via the marketplace, and I am not prepared to use the convoluted workaround with PayPal the author has implemented. (particularly the procedure when I change my phone, that I have to buy it again and submit both PayPal reciepts for a refund of one of them).

Come on Google (or the AU government, which is likely more to blame here).

Matt J.
Matt J.
10 years ago

Yes, it has been very disappointing. First they say they will support it, then they mysteriously and arbitrarily decide they will not. I hate to say it, but this capricious behaviour has already given Google a bad reputation. It will be very hard for them to undo the damage — especially since they don’t even realize it IS damage yet! But in the meantime, I have two suggestions for all of you who want to develop in and sell to Australia. Go to the two major competing markets, http://slideme.org and http://getjar.com. It has already been true for a long time… Read more Β»

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

Yeah I’ve got a good friend with bank acct in usa so am thinking of doing same thing. Far from ideal though. Especially with TAX. Want to get into android dev but google is not providing much incentive.

coder
coder
10 years ago

Google Australia don’t care much for Android. Google DevFest didn’t even touch Android :/ Instead they were hellbent about Google Wave which got EOLd a couple weeks later. So you’ve gotta wonder: WTF? Anyways, Google Merchant doesn’t have feilds to allow Australian bank accounts to be entered. In my case, because I bought my Nexus One from Google’s online store while I was in USA and had it shipped to me in USA, Google Merchant treats me like I’m from USA – thus only hurdle I had to overcome was having a bank account in USA…having family abroad can help… Read more Β»

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

That sux. What’s so hard about getting google checkout working for Australia. I say the google Sydney office should strike until they sort this out.

Simon
Simon
10 years ago

This is so disappointing!

Jeremy Koch
10 years ago

super lame.

i’ve found myself asking why bother with android if they want to screw australians over.

ilzy
ilzy
10 years ago

that’s weak! Google get your f’ing act together!

atlugar
10 years ago

D’oh!

Tom Horn
10 years ago

Boo!

Scott
Scott
10 years ago

@Simon I just signed up here: http://market.android.com/publish

Geoff
Geoff
Reply to  Scott
10 years ago

Try setting up a merchant account – which is what you need for paid apps. Australia is not on the dropdown πŸ™

Guess I’ll try again tommorrow.

Simon
Simon
10 years ago

I just went to register as Google Checkout merchant to be able to sell paid apps, and Australia wasn’t on the drop list to choose from! πŸ™

Not sure what to take from that.

Simon
Simon
10 years ago

This is awesome news πŸ˜€
definitely gonna revisit my apps and publish them πŸ™‚
got 2 in the making so far πŸ™‚

Tom Horn
10 years ago

Woot! Perfect timing. I just finished porting one of my iPhone apps to Android. Ship it!

ilzy
ilzy
10 years ago

this is great news! finally some google love!

Well, with the rapid rate of adoption of the Android platform amongst Aussie consumers lately, this was inevitable, what better way to expand Android here, than to help support local developers!