The Android will be bringing another app option, slated for next week, that was previously only available in iOS.
Android app devs will be able to charge for goods and services from within the app itself. This opens up a whole new source of income for developers, aka: another way to get your money!
One iOS-based study showed that in-app purchases yield more revenue than mobile ads, with average monthly revenue per user being close to $8, compared to roughly $1 of revenue per user from advertising.
This is another notch of Android development that brings it closer to rocking Apple’s smartphone supremacy. With moves like this, I believe we may start seeing apps being launched in unison. I would liken it to multi-system game launches where a developer advertises and launches an app with a subtitle: “For iOS & Android.”
With the playing field naturally leveling, this is just more good news for users. The more competition there is, the better your apps are going to be!