Beacon Transcript – Google has recently announced that it will be releasing a more accessible Google Play Store app market as it will offer a series of new modifications and features.
As the Google-owned Android software is amongst the most mobile system software at a worldwide scale, the parent company is looking toraise its app store and bring it to the same level.
Google Play is the online store and marketplace which allows its Android users access to the available apps and games. Through it, the customers can download, upgrade, rate and comment on their chosen products. The Play store also features also features a virtual book and music marketplace.
According to a company statement released this past week during a San Francisco software development event, Google will be updating the service so as to make it more accessible to both new and existing users.
One of the main target points of the update will be the changing of the Google Play Store subscription and payment services for both users and developers.
A new feature will, for example, allow an app developer to choose and sell their product at a different promotional price for a predetermined period of time.
After these months have passed, the app maker could return to the initial pricing tag, or choose to offer a further promotion.
The Google Play store will also be changing its billing options. According to the company representatives, the new payment methods should make it easier for users in emerging markets to access and beneficiate of the best app versions.
The Android & Google Play product management vice president, Sameer Samat, declared that the company will be expanding the “direct carrier billing” option.
The direct carrier billing option allows its users to change the Play Store’s billing system, and move it from a credit or debit card based payment. The customer can instead choose to be billed for the various app downloads directly on their phone bill.
The option has been available ever since 2010, but Google statements declare that the company has either improved or added the feature in several new markets.
Kuwait, Vietnam, and Malaysia are amongst such new beneficiaries and have added to the 600 million global number of people that can access the direct carrier billing Google Play option.
As emerging market trends show that most new users will be using smartphones and foregoing the traditional desktop computers, the changes in the Google Play store are meant to make it more accessible and also expand the company’s user base.
The same statement released on Thursday also announced Google’s newly released “early access” program.
The early access program offers software developers the option of uploading their system to the Google Play and offering it up for testing to a limited number of users.
Google declared that early access to Google Play program already saw 4 million downloads ever since it was released for a general use in September.
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