Paid Apps that Pay Off: $150,000 in a Month

We all know the Android Market's bad rap: developers make money on paid apps. Rovio said so. Larva Labs said so. Even Google said so recently, saying that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general. So it must be true, ...

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Android Market – New Countries

After allowing developers from more countries to sell apps, Google said that they would give access to paid apps to users from more countries. Well, it happened yesterday, now paid apps are available in: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, ...

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Paid Apps soon available in More Countries

As you might know, you can buy Paid apps in the Market only if you are located in a country from a list of only the few available. Well, the Android Market Team just sent an email to all the developers to let them know that they will add more countries in the coming weeks.

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Take the Paid App Pledge!

Android users get a bad rap. They say we expect apps to be free, that we won’t pay for apps like users of other platforms will, and that consequently it’s not worth developers’ time to work on Android apps. Let’s prove ‘em wrong. Here’s an example of what ...

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Is Something Happening to Your Android Market?

I’m thinking that something is brewing on Android market.  Yesterday afternoon I noticed that order of many apps in the “Productivity” category had changed drastically.  The last I checked, at least one of my apps – Hire*A*Droid is missing comments entirely (it had about ...

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Android Market Doubles to 20,000 Apps in 5 Months

The Android Market has doubled its size over the last five month, going from 10,000 to 20,000 apps.  According to Androlib, the number of apps hit the milestone earlier today and shows no sign of slowing.  Take a look at the chart below and you’ll see the number of new applications ...

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Android Application Top 10 Countdown – Week Ending 11/14/2009

Along with the LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ESPN and AndroidGuys my day starts with a quick glance at “Top of the day” on www.Androlib.com. I regularly find applications I missed and enjoy seeing what makes it to the coveted #1 spot.  I wanted to share the top 10 but needed a report ...

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Microsoft adCenter Within Android Apps: A Cautionary Tale

It’s a tough decision for developers to make – Do you charge for your app or do you embed advertisements instead, hoping for clicks?  If you’re considering writing your own application, you might want to give this story a read. An Android developer going by the name of ...

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Even T-Mobile Thinks the Android Market Needs Better Filters

Cole Brodman, T-Mobile’s CTO, thinks the Android Market could use a little help on the filter and search side of things. Pointing to YouTube as an example of how things could (and should) be done, he stated, “Users have a hard time searching through that long tail.” Brodman ...

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App Review: a2b (VIDEO)

Join us today as John takes a look at a2b, by Froogloid.  John really likes the app , calling it very complete.  Judging by the video below, a2b responds very quickly and uses the built-in compass to help users find their way from one point to another.  Dropped on top of Google Maps, it ...

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Android Around the World: Paid Apps Have Arrived in UK

By the time many of you read this, G1 owners in the UK will have already started downloading their first paid apps from the Android Market.  This is great news for not only those Android owners living across the pond, but developers as well.  Now that people are able to make a profit off ...

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Enhanced Version of CallerID by WhitePages Released into the Wild

One of the first major name releases in the Android Market, Caller ID by White Pages, has been given an overhaul with all new features.  Features like reverse lookup and telemarketing alert in addtion to much more! What was already a fully loaded app to begin with, the new version brings ...

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Android Market Now Accepting Priced Applications

Looks like the Wall Street Journal got it right.  The Android Market is now accepting priced applications with availability starting next week. According to the official Android Developers Blog, Google Checkout will act as the payment and billing mechanism for Android Market. Can’t ...

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Android Market to see Paid Apps Within a Week? Why Not?

Yesterday was relatively quite day in the land of Android, save for one small mention in a Wall Street Journal article. Hiding at the very end of a piece called Microsoft to Bolster Cellphone Strategy was a paragraph that alleges that the Market will start offering paid apps this week. Google, ...

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Android Market to Allow for Paid Apps and Geo-Based Targeting Soon

It’s going to be an interesting first quarter for the Android Market.  It won’t be long until paid apps start showing up for people to download.  An email made its way to registered developers last week with details regarding the eventual rollout of money-making applications and ...

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