Google Begins Showcasing Homegrown Android Apps In Australia


Google’s making it easier to support local developers down under with a new “Made in Australia” collection in Google Play. The section highlights homegrown apps and games, and features titles like the wonderful Pocket Casts from ShiftyJelly, and Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick Studios.

ABC, Qantas Airlines, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Fruit Ninja are also included.

Australia appears to be the only market with its own homegrown section right now. We’ve checked the Google Play stores in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and Canada and there’s nothing similar as yet. That doesn’t mean they won’t appear later, though, so keep an eye out for them where you are.

If anything changes, be sure to let us know in the comments.