It’s a good thing that somebody, in this case Google, acknowledges that not every country has the same amount of average income, which makes it difficult for some people from various states to buy apps they need, but are sometimes too pricey. Now Google is lowering the minimum price per app in 17 countries in the Play Store App.
It only seems logical that not every country should have the same price for an app as their average income per person is significantly different, making it difficult for some individuals to afford apps and leading to a drop in income for app developers.
As an example Poland is going to get the smallest price drop from all 17 countries for whom Google lowered the minimum app price, they’ll have a minimum cost per app of 45 cents, while in Brazil and Colombian people will be able to buy apps for 26 cents each and in some other countries the fee is going to be dropped at 21 cents for instance.
India, the first country to have its minimum app wage lowered, has the cheapest apps starting from 15 cents. It was about time that a huge company like Google realized that by adjusting the prices by considering each countries income, they will gain more popularity and income.
App developers can start lowering their prices by adjusting their “Pricing & Distribution” settings. The 17 countries involved, based on their minimum app cost are: Turkey and Ukraine who can buy the cheapest apps for $0.21; Indonesia with a $0.22 price; Malaysia and Russia with $0.23; Brazil, Colombia and Saudi Arabia whose price per app was lowered to $0.26; Vietnam with $0.27; Chile, South Africa, Thailand with a minimum price of $0.28; Mexico and Peru will be able to purchase apps for $0.30; Philippines has its app price lowered at $0.32; Hungary has now a minimum price of $0.43; and Poland with its smallest price drop at $0.45.