Tech giant Google has inducted Bangladesh's name in its merchant account, paving way for the country's Android-based application developers to sell their products on Google Play, the official app store for the Android operating system.
"Though we have been using Google Play for a long time in the country, Bangladeshi application developers had no scope for selling their products on this global platform. Last night, Bangladesh's name has been included in Location for Developer and Merchant Registration Department of Google Support Centre," ICT Division spokesperson Md Abu Nasher said on Wednesday.
As a result, Bangladeshi app developers will be able to sell their products on Google Play, he added.
Delighted by the development, State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said through inclusion of Bangladesh's name in the Google merchant account, a long-standing demand of the country's mobile application developers has been fulfilled.