PayPal has announced that it will facilitate in App Purchases in iPhone and Android market. It is being reported that payment via PayPal can now be an alternative to the current payment methods in the Android Market or from Apple store to purchase any application. You can now easily buy android applications without using your credit card.
Paypal’s Benelux Country Manager Dennis van Allermeersch announced in a meeting held in Amsterdam headquarters,
“We have found a way, Apple is OK with it”.
Currently, possibility to buy an app from android market is very restricted and Android apps can only be purchased via Google Checkout using a credit, debit, or gift card and Credit cards in many countries are not as common as they are in the USA. But now android users can use Paypal as an additional payment method in the Android Market without being dependent on Google Checkout.
Paypal will be providing its app payment service for purchasing iPhone and Android apps from 2nd quarter 2010 and will be supported in US, Canada, UK, France, Italy, Netherlands and Australia. So, the wait is just few days apart, and then it will be easier to make transactions for purchasing apps.
Additionally, PayPal will be offering alternative payment option to iPhone as well but will be restricted for physical goods and services like iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or related accessories and not for media purchase via iTunes. PayPal’s iPhone app “iPhone Library” will facilitate to accept PayPal payment directly from users and has already been submitted for approval.
via - iPhoneclub