Now that developers are aware that each developer is the one selling to the end user and its not Android Market selling to the consumer, developers need to seek International Tax Experts advise and structure accordingly.
This group Android Developers International & Tax Consultation to take action has been created.
Early last month, just a few days before our intended release of paid applications on SlideME, someone raised the issue on the Android lists about whether our apps were protected from copying. I had naively assumed that Google protected the installed application space; and after a quick check found out that this was not the case. A Google engineer also confirmed this on the lists. You could pull off any installed app using the Android developer tools.
Android was publicly announced on November 5, 2007, followed by the SDK release on November 12th, 2007. A few days later, HelloAndroid.com comes out with an Application Database, which could be considered the first Android catalog.
Around the same time, a couple other guys and I form SlideME, starting work on an application manager and portal for Android. We decide to enter the ADC I with our solution.
On March 20th, Sadko Mobile announces DroidStor, a commercial solution.
A few days ago, Android Market launched but not open to the international developers that are looking for ways to Publish their applications channeled via agents. Such agents could help since they will be in a jurisdiction where Google allows stocking onto their market.
Five key ingredients of Mobile Application Store solutions; single marketplace, centralised billing, global distribution, provisioning and on-device discovery. The ingredients of the recipe are far from simple to put together – requiring not only the right ingredients, but also the right cook.
Developers Get Paid the Best Way
SlideME is introducing a great new way to get paid – directly to a Prepaid Debit MasterCard®.
By choosing to be paid by the Prepaid Debit MasterCard®, you will reduce the time that it takes for your payment to be delivered while cutting the costs associated with other methods of payment. It's fast, secure and offers you the most flexibility with your money.
Immediate liquidity: Payments available in minutes anywhere in the world.
SlideME is pleased to announce support for paid applications with our release of SAM 2.3, the first billing solution for Android that includes a mobile client. You can download SAM 2.3 at http://slideme.org/sam2.apk