Google's Chrome Web Store is now available for developers to test out, and the company confirmed a few details that leaked out earlier this week.
A report had suggested that the store would be launching in October, and while Google still isn't ready to confirm that specific timing it did publish a few more details Thursday on its Chromium blog about how the store will work. Web application developers will be able to upload their applications to the store and get a sense of how shoppers will see and purchase them before the store goes completely live.
Google did confirm that it is charging just 5 percent of the application price in exchange for hosting the store and processing the payment, but it's also tacking on a 30-cent fee per transaction for each paid app download and developers have to pay a one-time $5 fee to register as a Chrome developer (unless you've already registered as a Chrome Extensions developer). Developers can offer free, paid, or free trials of their applications, and the minimum price is $1.99.
Three types of products can be submitted to the Chrome Web Store: applications, themes, and extensions, and developers will be able to charge for any of them. Google will need to get a fair number of developers on board to make the first Chrome OS devices compelling, with rumors that the first tablet running Google's browser-based operating system could arrive in November.
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