It seems South Africa may be in line to receive support for paid Android apps in the near future. This is great news for two reasons:
- Users get access to quality apps. Not that some free apps aren’t great, but sometimes you want the premium version. Or at least the choice.
- Developers can now make some cash creating apps targeted at the local market.
I wonder if Android will follow Nokia’s lead and allow payment via SMS checkout. That solution is rather neat and well suited to the SA market.