Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paranoid Android

The Bad News
Well, it turns out that we Canadian Android (Candroids?) developers are not allowed to sell applications on google app market :_(

The Good News
Jesse Brown of the excellent Search Engine podcast has blogged about my dilemma. Check out the full details here. Here's a snippet of what I wrote:

So, I access the merchant account to give them my bank account details and guess what, no Canada! Wait a minute, I just paid $25 for something that I can't offer in my own country. I moved here from Ireland a number of years ago so I am used to always lagging behind a big neighbour (i.e. England) but when I search online I find out that google doesn't allow Canadian (or Irish for that matter) developers sell on Android market and appears to have no plans to do so in the future.

So much for an open and fair system for everyone.

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