Since last Wednesday, Google Play has restored paid applications in its store in Taiwan. The Taiwanese government had banned paid content after ordering the major application stores to include a seven-day free-trial policy for all applications in June 2011. Last December, Google won a lawsuit against the Taiwanese government, which allowed Google to return paid applications on its shelves in Taiwan again.
Taiwan is an interesting market for developers to keep an eye on. Taiwan ranks in the top 10 of largest countries in terms of free downloads, leaving behind large European countries like, United Kingdom and France. Moreover, developers gain a huge amount of revenue in other Asian countries, like Japan and Korea. Therefore, we suspect that developers will profit from this renewed opportunity of selling paid applications in Google Play in Taiwan.