Hi everyone !
I’m using /e/ for ~6 months (I mean, I really turned away from Google to /e/ : I have not Google-Android smartphone anymore, and, little by little, I leave Gmail to use /e/ mail) and for now, I’m glad of this choice
But I am also a (modest) Android developer : I developed 4 applications which are available on Google Play, and on /e/ Apps. All of these applications have Google in-app purchase to allow users to support the development and get some bonus. Of course, these in-app purchases does not work on /e/.
The question I ask myself is : is there a plan (even a long term plan) from /e/ team to provide some in-app purchase solution for developers ? Or will each dev must implement its own payment non-Google solution (Paypal, usage of bank api…) ?
I think “how developers can earn money ?” is an important question in order to encouraged them to provide /e/ apps
(To clarify, I’m a computer engineer but I don’t work in Android app. The apps I created has been created on my free time, for my pleasure. So I’m sorry if this question seems naive Perhaps I don’t know all the existing solutions for in-app purchase… but some research on the internet didn’t allow me to find a simple Google payment alternative )
Thank you !