Bad news again, India name removed from the list
Following the addition of a number of countries way back in April, Google has updated the Google Play for Developers site to indicate that developers in India can now sell apps on the Play Store. Obviously, this is a big deal. Not only because India is the second-most populous nation on earth, but because mobile technology and software development have absolutely exploded there. Android is absolutely dominating the country thanks to budget handsets.
Doubtless, many developers in India have greatly anticipated this day. India joins a list that now includes 32 countries, though this is inarguably the biggest addition in some time.
Supported locations for merchants
Currently, developers in the below countries may register as Google Checkout merchants and sell paidapplications:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
A few important things to remember:
- The Google Checkout account which you need to link to your Google Play developer account can only be linked once from within the developer account interface.
- Classic Checkout merchant accounts are used to sell online on any website, are not related to selling apps on Google Play, and can be created only for sellers in US and UK. However, if you already have a classic Google Checkout account, you are free to link it to Google Play developer account by clicking on the link provided within the developer account interface.
- Important: Once accounts are linked, they cannot be removed, changed or updated. If you need to do this, please know that you will have to sign up for a new developer account by paying the fee of $25 US.
- If you are not located in any of the countries listed above and do not own the required bank account for receiving payments, Google may not be able to pay for the sales in that account by any other means.