Is the developer or Android Market selling the Apps?

by Stone Mirror » Mon, 02 Mar 2009 23:14:58 GMT

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Is the developer or Android Market selling the Apps?

by george_c » Mon, 02 Mar 2009 23:40:13 GMT

 Developers need to be clear and understand if they are the ones selling the
apps and giving a cut to Android Market.  This has totally different
liabilities from Android Market selling the apps and giving a cut to the
So developers, my question is to gauge what your understanding is till now:

Are you selling the app and issuing a receipt/invoice or is Android Market
selling it for you?



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Is the developer or Android Market selling the Apps?

by Al Sutton » Mon, 02 Mar 2009 23:59:44 GMT


My understanding is that Market provides an all-in-one billing and
payment on behalf of the developer and the developer is the one selling
the app to the customer. Google then take their 30% cut for the service

This is the approach that Checkout is designed for, it's how PayPal
works, and so it would be unusual (but not impossible) for Market to
deviate from this model.


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Is the developer or Android Market selling the Apps?

by lotusscript » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 00:19:10 GMT

 [Quote] Are you selling the app and issuing a receipt/invoice or is
Android Market selling it for you? [/Quote]

I would be very interested in an official answer to this question.


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