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The Business of Android Apps Development: Making and Marketing Apps That Succeed by Mark Rollins

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In-App Billing for Android

As mentioned in Chapter 6, there is more than one way to make money on an application. One of them is a recent update (just started in March 2011) for Android developers that allows them to sell content from their applications.

Like the in-app purchases introduced on iPhone SDK 3.0, the Android Market in-app billing provides a billing request for specific in-app products, such as virtual goods. The best part is that the application does zero work when handling the financial transactions, as checkout details are handled by the Android Market. This includes requesting and validating in the form of payment and processing, and in-app billing even sends the order number, order time, order date, and price paid to the application. ...

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