updated 09:55 pm EDT, Tue August 9, 2011
Android app devs being underpaid in Google bug
Android developers have been reporting a widespread issue for the past two weeks that has led to many of them being underpaid for their sales. Lists of paid orders in Android Market haven't matched those charged, in many cases leading to developers being paid much less than the number of downloads they received. Google Checkout marks orders as 'shipped' but doesn't translate that to every customer.
Google is aware of the problem and has promised a fix. To date, however, the company hasn't been able to give an estimated time for a fix. The mobile OS developer similarly hasn't explained what was causing the issue or mentioned how quickly it deliver compensation once the pay gap was resolved.
A number of other mobile app stores have had payment problems, including a weeks-long waits for Windows Phone developers. Few have resulted from technical problems, however. Apple also isn't known to have ever encountered such problems and has been credited by developers as one of the timelier producers.