Google Malaysia today has announced that developers that are based in Malaysia are now able to publish paid apps to Google Play. Prior to this, Malaysian developers that would like to publish paid apps on Google Play would need to go through extra steps such as setting up bank account in other countries as the Google Wallet Merchant registration is not opened to Malaysian developers.
The timing of this announcement couldn’t be better since Google Play customers in Malaysia are now able to purchase apps in our native Ringgit Malaysia currency starting this week. As Google have already notified all Malaysian Google Play developers regarding this news, expect to see the rise of paid apps or free apps with in-app purchases from local developers on Google Play very soon.
We also hope that this latest move by Google will be able to increase the quality of Malaysian-made apps as well. Who knows, the next big app might be made by a fellow Malaysian.
[Source: Google Malaysia @ Google+]