Android set to launch in-app billing(Read article summary)
Android developers are being encouraged to upload software that includes in-app billing to the Android Market.
Android users will soon be able to purchase game and app upgrades with a single swipe of the touchpad. In a post over at one of the official Android blogs, Eric Chu announced that Google was throwing open the doors to developers interested in uploading software featuring in-app billing – a functionality that allows companies to more effectively monetize their applications.
"[A]dding this kind of functionality increases store loyalty, and motivates other application stores to emulate the functionality as well as pushing Google to innovate further," Bill Ray writes in a thoughtful piece over at the Register. "That's the idea at least, and a laudable ideal, but still a lot more complicated than the Apple approach of just owning everything."