Google Play: Developers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines & Thailand can now sell paid apps

Jakarta – Google has announced that Android developers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand can now start selling paid applications in Google Play. Earlier, app distribution for developers from these countries was only limited to free apps in Google Play.

This development opens a whole new frontier of monetisation for app developers, who were earlier stuck with third-party app stores to sell premium apps or ad-supported apps to earn money.

Google Philippines and Malaysia have confirmed the news on their respective Google+ pages, which has also been updated on supported location for developer and merchant registration page of Google. In addition, Google has also sent an email to the developers in these countries informing the change. Here is an excerpt from the email:

“We’re writing to let you know that we will be introducing Google Wallet Merchant registration availability for Google Play Developers in additional countries. Beginning Feb 6 2014, developers from Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Thailand will be able to sign up as merchants through the Google Play Developer Console. Registered Merchants from these countries will receive payouts from Google via wire transfer of USD.”  Source: AndroidOS