Howdy, tech-readers, It seems Google has finally explained why they removed some Indian made apps from Play Store. As we all know there were some trending applications like “Remove China Apps” and “Mitron”, unfortunately, Google decided to pull those applications from their app store due to some policy violations.
According to Campaign, a letter has been issued signed by the vice president of Android and Google play (Sameer Samat), and according to that, these apps were removed considering there were a number of technical violations.
According to Campaign, the statement also mentioned:
“We also recently suspended a number of apps for violating the policy that we don’t allow an app that ‘encourages or incentivises users into removing or disabling third-party apps or modifying device settings or features unless it is part of a verifiable security service’. This is a longstanding rule designed to ensure a healthy, competitive environment where developers can succeed based upon design and innovation. When apps are allowed to specifically target other apps, it can lead to behavior that we believe is not in the best interest of our community of developers and consumers. We’ve enforced this policy against other apps in many countries consistently in the past – just as we did here. We hope this helps clarify the rationale behind these recent actions. We thank our developers for all the amazing work they do and our consumers for their continued support in helping to create a safe and secure mobile app ecosystem.”
The report also says that Google has given some guidelines to the developers in order to resubmit their apps and get those back online in Play Store.