The Telegraph published an article on the stricter regulations on Argentina’s currency exchange last year. And the effect of the new regulation has begun to surface as Google is sending Android app developers in Argentina a letter saying that it is no longer able to pay them based on their Android apps on Google Play.
The letter states that the final payment will be sent out to Google Play Store app developers on July 22nd, 2013, and from then, the company will no longer be able to accept payments from users on behalf of the developer. It applies to both paid apps and in-app purchases.
Google wrote that developers have the option to change their country to start receiving payments from Play Store again. But we wonder how that can be possible without the developer himself relocating to another country. But the fact that it was mentioned in the letter clearly shows that Google wants developers to make money off their Android apps, but the company is unable because of the new regulations in Argentina. However, users from Argentina can still pay to make app and in-app purchases.
Developers have already taken to Twitter to protest this despite the obvious fact that Google has nothing to do with it. But the number of developers to be affected by this could not be immediately known. We expect some sort of post from one of Google’s official blogs.
If you’re a developer based in Argentina, you might want to read the full letter here.