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!