Google adds China to list of supported Play Store merchant locations

It looks like Google is keeping the train rolling in its efforts to support apps from developers around the world. The company announced today via its Android developer blog that developers in China will now be able to offer both free and paid apps in the Google Play Store.

The announcement comes after a booming year for the service in which Google opened up merchant registration to developers in 60 new countries total. Commenting on providing the option for Chinese developers, Google said:

As part of that continued effort, we're excited to announce merchant support in China, enabling local developers to export and sell their apps to Google Play users in more than 130 countries. Chinese developers can now offer both free and paid applications through various monetization models, including in-app purchasing and subscriptions. For revenue generated on Google Play, developers will receive payment to their Chinese bank accounts via USD wire transfers.

If you're a developer in China, Google says you can visit its developer registration page here to get started. If you plan on charging a fee for your app, or using in-app purchases, you will also have to register for a Google Wallet merchant account.

Source: Google

Dan Thorp-Lancaster