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Google Play to train African developers on how to grow successful businesses

The Google Play team is due to hold a Developer Day this month in Cape Town where it will train app and games developers based in Sub-Saharan Africa on how to grow successful businesses on Android and Google Play.

The Google Play Developer Day is set to take place on 28 November during Africa Games Week.

At the exclusive invite-only event, members of Google Play — Google’s digital distribution service — will train African developers on tips, best practices as well as give advice on how to successfully grow a business on Google’s Android platform as well as on the company’s Google Play service.

The Google Play Developer Day is set to take place in Cape Town on 28 November during Africa Games Week

To attend the event, interested developers must first request an invitation by filling out a form here. Thereafter, the Google Play team will review the request and then send an invitation.

Last year in November, tech publication Android Police reported that South African developers were now able to register for merchant accounts on Google Play, effectively allowing them to sell apps and games on the service. Prior to that, South African developers could only publish free apps and games on Google Play.

Google Play currently supports merchant registration in a handful of African countries, these are: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Author Bio

Daniel Mpala
Daniel's focus is on the African tech startup ecosytem. Besides that, he is passionate about online security, privacy and international affairs. He studied International Relations and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. More