Gedion Moyo, a local developer who’s created his fair share of apps, has decided to draw attention to this exclusion and has started a petition on Change.org. He has published an open letter to Google and in it he outlines the challenge faced by developers who want to monetise their efforts rather than rely on donations.
Dear Google,My name is Gedion Moyo, I am an African Software Developer from Zimbabwe. And I am writing this to ask you to please allow Software Developers from Africa to get paid 🙂Currently, only developers from Nigeria and Egypt can receive payments for their apps, the rest of us can only list apps on the Google Play Store for free, hoping against reality… that somehow the app will become the next WhatsApp and get bought…I applaud the excellent philanthropic work being done by Eric Schmidt, Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg and others to help Africa. But for some of us to really grow, what we need are not donations but channels to monetize our work and stand on our own feet.I have started the petition below in the hope that I can get your attention. But being an individual player in a world dominated by major corporate players, this again, is my hope against reality.https://www.change.org/p/google-inc-eric-schmitt-google-sundar-pichai-help-african-software-developers-monetize-on-google-play-store?recruiter=455802894&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylinkBest Regards,