Does that cover the modifications to the T&Cs for paid for apps, or was
Post by george_c
"There is nothing in the Google ts a cs that prohibts a Developer from
distributing his or app in both the Google Marketplace and
alternatives like SlideMe.
There is a provision that prohibits publishing on the Google
Marketplace an App whose primary function is to facilitate
distribution of Apps outside the Google Marketplace.
So SlideMe could not publish SAM on the Marketplace."
Hope this helps.
This part is not so clear for me. Terms seems to claim that for a free
demo app (but in which cases exactly ?) the option to get the full
version must be from the Market, and _only_ there.
This is their cover to prevent you from using something
like mogees and collect fees outside of the Android Market.
So,if you plan on collecting fees externally from THAT same app
that was set with a $0 price on AM, and you use mogees or trigger
a paypal to have end users pay you directly, this wont be allowed.
In such a case you will need to use AM for all payment processing.
Nothing stops you and totally legit for you to sell trials only on
AM and full version elsewhere. But the AM trial can not promote or
let end users know that they can get the full version from xyz.
End users will have to find out their own way. I guess it will be
easy for them to find out, if they are a few markets out there
only. Though I would not suggest you do stock trials on AM and
full elsewhere. Get your apps stocked and promoted wherever you
can. The industry needs to see them and start talking about them.
The more content that is out there, the more demand and more
carriers will offer Android handsets to their subscribers.
"3.3 [...] However, if you want to collect fees after the free trial
expires, you must collect all fees for the full version of the Product
through the Payment Processor on the Market. In this
means there are no charges or fees of any kind for use of the Product.
All fees received by Developers for Products distributed via the
Market must be processed by the Market's Payment Processor."
Or is it only if the instance of free application was
the Market ?
So if I have the same Free app from another website, then I can also
have the full version buyable from there ? (but then how can I
differenciate the origin of the first download ?)