Google Inc. has finally launched an in-app billing mechanism for developers to use in apps they sell on Android Market. The new feature lets developers publisher apps with in-app billing and give users the ability to make purchases within those apps.
“In-app billing gives you more ways to monetize your apps with try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and other billing models,” Eric Chu, a member of Google’s Android Developer Ecosystem team, wrote in a blog post announcing the launch.
Google has released documentation and a sample app to help developers get started with in-app billing and test their implementation. “Also, it’s absolutely essential that you review the security guidelines to make sure your billing implementation is secure,” Chu added.
Several apps launched yesterday with the new feature, including Tap Tap Revenge, Comics, Gun Bros, Deer Hunter Challenge HD, World Series of Poker 3, Dungeon Defenders and FW Deluxe.