Google’s API for in-app payments (see google.com/payments) offers developers a simple method for integrating a payment system in their web apps, via Google Payments. And the feature, which was announced in May, only costs the developer 5% of each purchase. Not a bad deal at all. And the latest news takes the system global.
Not only will developers be able to localize their apps, meaning that their product can be made available in the Chrome Web Store for specified countries only, but developers around the world will be able to partake, whereas the Web Store currently features the applications of U.S.-based producers alone.
Merchant account applications are now accepted from developers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom (list via SlashGear).