Monetizing apps on the Play Store & Android TV

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This month we have a double-header you won't want to miss featuring Yash Prabhu and Tom Belk talking about monetization and Android TV.

Monetizing apps on the Play Store

Thinking about monetizing your app on the Play Store but not sure where to start? Android documentation driving you crazy? This talk pieces together all the information in one place and will take you through all the steps required to implement an in-app billing solution for multiple product types.

There are two kinds of payments available to Android developers: One time payments and Recurring payments. Google provides a sandbox for one time payments but not for recurring payments. At the end of this talk, you will learn how to

• set up the payment process on Google Play Console and your app

• integrate in-app billing files

• test the workflow for both one-time and recurring payments

• how to manage the backend using Google Play Developer API

Yash Prabhu

Yash Prabhu is a Senior Software Engineer and Android Team Lead at DramaFever who has been developing Android apps since 2010. In her spare time, she volunteers at Girl Develop It Philly as a mentor and teaching assistant and also runs study groups in Java. Yash has a Computer Science Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania.

Android TV

Android TV was announced during Google I/O 2014. The platform, which can be best described as Chromecast on Steroids, comes endowed with a new library containing new ui elements. Tom will be both presenting and demonstrating on this platform with a game he created.

Tom Belk

Tom Belk earned his BS in Computer Science from the University of Delaware. He began his professional career working for Vanguard as a Mobile Developer, enhancing both client side and server side systems. His focus began to shift purely to Android Development which spurred on a relocation back to his hometown, Wilmington, DE. He now works for Capital One as a Senior Android Developer building the latest iteration of their Mobile Servicing Application.

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