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Luke Mckend, Country Manager, South Africa

November 14, 2017

Luke Mckend

Google launches multi-million dollar mentorship programme for African developers

..... ” Google is also enabling local developers to monetise their products by facilitating the sale of paid applications, in-app products and subscriptions via Google Play, with monthly payouts made to their bank accounts. “While there have been plenty of amazing apps built in South Africa, the process of monetising them was never as smooth as we knew it could be,” says Luke McKend, Google South Africa’s Country Director. “By allowing local developers to monetise their products on the Play Store, we’re underscoring how serious we are about digitally empowering South Africans. .....

November 10, 2017

Luke Mckend

Google monetises Play Store for local developers

..... Until recently, developers could only place free apps in the marketplace, and the only way to make money from their creations was to place advertising in the app, or create an account in another country (where monetisation was supported) and transfer funds across. "While there have been plenty of amazing apps built in SA, the process of monetising them was never as smooth as we knew it could be," says Luke McKend, Google SA country director. "By allowing local developers to monetise their products on the Play Store, we're underscoring how serious we are about digitally empowering South Africans......