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Last Updated: September 21st, 2012

While Android users in Czech, Israel, Poland, and Mexico have been happily buying apps from Google Play for some time now, up till today, devs in these countries haven't been quite so lucky. In fact, they haven't been able to publish any apps, unless they were free.

Today, however, all that changes - Google has decided to expand its list of supported foreign merchants, and Polish, Israel, Mexican, and Czech developers are now included! If you're interested in putting up paid apps and/or in-app products on Google Play, you can sign up now at play.google.com/apps/publish or see whether your country's included in the fun right here.

Source: Android Developers blog

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • Just a Developer

    Actually, That is not exactly accurate. Developers from Israel and Mexico can sell apps for a long time but they couldn't price it with local currency and had to use USD.

    The transition/migration to local currency is performed in a VERY weird method that requires developers to create new developer account, repay the registration fee (which should be refunded by Google), create new merchant account, re-approve all bank account information (which takes at least several days) etc.

    The worst thing is that process does not even work. Developers get all kinds of messages such as "Credit card can't be verified" although it is already approved for the previous account, developer accounts are suspended during that process and the support email address provided to developers does not even exist (When trying to send an email to this address it returns with "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)".

    To make a long story short - This could have been a good idea to allow developers to price their apps using local currency but the migration should have been done automatically by Google and no developer should go through this hideous process.

  • Noodles

    Nice. Lot's of great indie devs in those countries - hopefully Aminata will bring us Machinarium now!

  • Denis

    that's some good news!

  • Boris

    Suckers, closed my old merchant account. New account was not approved. Customers left without in-app billing.

    When are they going to hire developers and not some academic dumb ass. Sure they know how many taxis are in New York, but they have no idea what QA is.

    I jump the ship to iOS.