Tech giant Google has included Bangladesh’s name in its merchant account, giving chance to country’s android-based application developers to sell their products on Google Play, official app store for the android operating system.
“Though we have been using Google Play for long in the country, Bangladeshi application developers had no scope for selling their products on this global platform, said ICT division spokesperson Md Abu Nasher .
On Wednesday night, Bangladesh’s name has been included in ‘Location for Developer and Merchant Registration’ department of Google support centre,” he added.
Now Bangladeshi app developers will be able to sell their products on Google Play.
Through inclusion of Bangladesh’s name in the Google merchant account, a long-standing demand of country’s mobile application developers has been fulfilled, said Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak.
“We held a meeting last year with Google officials in the US. One of our agendas in that meeting was to allow Bangladeshi developers to open merchant account with Google, so that they can in-application payment and publish paid-application,” he added.
Palak said this recent facility will surely open a new window of opportunity before country’s mobile application developers.