The Android developer team today launched in-app billing for the Android Market, enabling the platform’s developers to charge users for items from within applications.
While iOS developers have been making a killing thanks to Apple’s support in-app purchases, developers who sell their goods through the Android Market haven’t had the same luxury until today.
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Developers can include the functionality in their software right away once they’re familiar with the process. Several apps are already using the service — Tap Tap Revenge, Comics and Deer Hunter Challenge HD are a few examples.
It should be interesting to see whether Android users are as eager to spend their money on game currency and magazines as their iPhone-toting counterparts.