Google follows Apple’s lead with new, stricter Play Store payment rules Google Play Store

Google will no longer allow app developers whose software offers in-app purchases to circumvent the Google Play Store’s payment system as the company looks to crackdown on apps and services trying to bypass its rules.

The search giant has always required developers who distribute their apps on the Play Store to use its billing system if they offer in-app purchases of digital goods. For this convenience, developers pay a service fee from a percentage of each purchase.