Google has been hard at work to capitalize on the popularity of its services and one more step to that is the upcoming launch of web-based in-app purchases expected this May. Web-based apps out there could reach for greater revenue by allowing you to spend your hard earned cash starting from May 2011. Good news for developers who would be able to easily accept payments within an application. And this is not to be confused with Android Market in-app payments, which are expected as soon as this quarter. Currently, it is still possible to accept a payment via carrier billing, and many apps use services like PayPal to facilitate charges.
The platform behind the web-based
in-app purchase system was created by Jambool, acquired by Google
last year, and is likely to be revealed to the masses in May. Some
integration with Google Checkout could also be on the way. So be careful what you buy in that farm of yours, okay? It might turn out cheaper in real life.