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by g1bb » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:13:01 GMT


Sponsored Links
 I noticed a 'Setup a Merchant Account at Google CheckoutFree' is now
available at market.android.com, but not functional yet. We're getting
closer! Is the link working for anyone?
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by g1bb » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:24:14 GMT


 Woah, now I can specify a price!



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by snctln » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:57:21 GMT


 I just finished setting up a  merchant account and then was able to
add the full version of one of my apps.

The only annoying part of the process is exactly what I expected it to
be, you cannot have 2 apps with the same package name, so I had to svn
export my project, go through and change all of the package names
(including the eclipse project name in the .project file) in order to
be able to make a new apk with the new package name.

I am on the APD1 with the original ROM, and the app has not shown up
on my Market yet [Games->Brain and Puzzle->WordWrench Full] so maybe
paid apps won't show up for awhile?  Or maybe I just need to go ahead
and update with the holiday image.

I am just glad to see that paid apps are here (and hopefully users can
buy them now or very very soon)

---snctln
www.snctln.com



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by snctln » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 02:39:31 GMT


 Just thought I would follow up,

In the 30 minutes since I posted my last post in this thread I got an
email from Google describing the paid apps plan (which was posted at
the Google developers blog 
 http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2009/02/android-market-update-support-for.html )
Basically saying paid apps will start selling mid next week

I just check my new Google checkout merchant account and I already
have 2 sales listed in my checkout inbox... so it looks like some
people already have access to the paid apps market

---snctln
www.snctln.com




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by Chister Nordvik » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 03:32:34 GMT


 Do they offer subscription based payment? I haven't gotten around to
setting up a UK company yet, so I need info on what the options are
after the registration :-)

-Christer
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by Robert Green » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 08:03:52 GMT


 That's cool.  I didn't opt to do the trial version of my app and now
I'm thinking maybe I should to increase visibility.  I really liked
your game btw - you should check out mine and let me know what you
think (when it's available!)  It's called "Wuzzle" and has been my big
project for the past 2 months.





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by brs » Sun, 15 Feb 2009 11:42:00 GMT


  would suspect that any such restrictions are due to the intricacies
of banking regulations in various countries and where Google checkout
has a license perform certain kinds of financial transactions or not.

Bernhard

On Feb 13, 6:06pm, Mariano Kamp <mariano.k...@gmail.com> wrote:
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by bouvetloz...@gmail.com » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:00:39 GMT


 The first page of Checkout registration doesn't strictly require US/UK
citizenship, only a contact address in US/UK and a credit card number.
Of course I have to pay local taxes using the local rules, but it
seems that Google doesn't need my local tax number for the payment.
Sure, it's a strange idea.

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by Konrad » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:02:07 GMT


 ou are right, I think exactly same.
Why there was no information about available countries when I was
spending money on developer account and Dev G1 ?

On Feb 13, 8:38pm, Evgeny V <evgen...@gmail.com> wrote:

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by shimo...@gmail.com » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:08:21 GMT


 I would believe Google are not that easy to trick - the UK address
will probably be checked against the credit card billing address.

Anyway - no point in registering a UK address/credit card for them to
send my money to - how will I get it ?

I tend to think Al's solution is the only current way...

Thanks !

On Feb 14, 7:12pm, "bouvetloz...@gmail.com" <bouvetloz...@gmail.com>


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by Sena Gbeckor-Kove » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:16:39 GMT


 I believe a UK company and bank account should be enough and that  
should only take a week to set up. Even by post.

S









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by Al Sutton » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:45:54 GMT


 Don't assume a UK bank account is that easy.

It took me about a month and a half to get a business account for my 
company, and part of that involved a face to face interview at the bank 
with myself and the other director where we produced our passports and a 
proof of home address. Prior to that one bank turned down the 
application because we mentioned the words "mobile phone" even though it 
was in the sentance "The primary focus of the business is the 
development of software to be used on mobile phones".

You should also make yourself aware of the legal requirements for 
reporting accounts to Companies House (the companies registration office 
for England and Wales), and V.A.T. which is a Tax UK companies have to 
charge if their earnings exceed a set level.

So as you can probably guess, setting up a UK company is quite easy, but 
there are a number of legal issues involved in running the company that 
you'll also have to be aware of.

Al.







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152-160 City Road, London,  EC1V 2NX, UK. 

The views expressed in this email are those of the author and not 
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by Al Sutton » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:49:24 GMT


 And at the moment there is still no answer as to whether or not Google 
will allow it (you can track the question at 
 http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Android +Market/thread?tid=0d53b75e0f699d18&hl=en).

I've got to admit that given the amount of time it's taking someone from 
Google to even comment on the idea I'm sorely tempted to drop the idea 
because who knows what could happen between a problem happening and 
Google getting round to answering questions about it, and when you're 
dealing with peoples money things get all that more heated no matter how 
small the amount.

Al.








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Funky Android Limited is registered in England & Wales with the 
company number  6741909. The registered head office is Kemp House, 
152-160 City Road, London,  EC1V 2NX, UK. 

The views expressed in this email are those of the author and not 
necessarily those of Funky Android Limited, it's associates, or it's 
subsidiaries.


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by Sena Gbeckor-Kove » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:57:28 GMT


 Agreed.

S










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by Sena Gbeckor-Kove » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 23:00:05 GMT


 bsolutely, I'm not trying to play down the issues involved in running  
one, but it is possible to set the company up and get an introduction
from your accountants, or formation company. Usually for around 50GBP
to get an account setup expedited.

Having set up the company, the onus is on you to make sure you run it
legally which isn't particularly onerous.

S



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