Dr. Web, an antivirus service, reports that their malware analysts discovered nine malicious apps - Processing Photo, App Lock Keep, Rubbish Cleaner, Horoscope Daily, Horoscope Pi, App Lock Manager, Lockit Master, Inwell Fitness, and PIP Photo.
About News for Android developers with the who, what, where, when, and how of the Android community. This of course came as a shock to us and our customer. There was no warning beforehand, nothing. On top, there was no explanation what the app actually violates against. Six days after sending an appeal, we got an answer that they are confirming their initial decision and are not reinstating the developer account.
At least, we got some vague information, what the issue supposable is: For example, your app. This category also applies to code that intercept the transmission of user credentials in transit. Of course, we then checked our app for anything that should not be there and would meet the explanation above.
Help! Developer account terminated & app removed from Play Store. : androiddev
We could not find anything. We are using only a couple of well-known third-party services, which are not sending anything related to authentication or Which apps are removed by Play Store? information. We wrote back and instantly got turned down.
So we insisted and told them that we are an honest and trustworthy developing company with many years of app development experience based in Switzerland and that we've been developing this app for a well known company with over 20'000 daily app users.
The answer then was that they will look into it! That was nine days ago and Which apps are removed by Play Store? then we asked twice about the state and got the answer that they are still investigating. It has Which apps are removed by Play Store? been 17 days since our customers Android app has been removed from the store and we are unable to release any updates or even access the account. We are writing this article because we our desperation is growing by the day. Do you think Google wants to protect Android users from phishing attacks because they care about Android users from the goodness of their heart?
All Google wants to Which apps are removed by Play Store? here, is to cover their own asses so no victims of this potential fraud can come back and sue Google. A lawyer will know how this works and how to do this, I don't. Conclusion: you need to provide proof that your app is not violating their policy, sent them a picture or video. Also you will lose current users, publicity. The only option is to apeal and properly explain that your app does not violates anything.
But are you sure you didn't violate any of the android brand guidelines, such as using their font for the word android, or the wording around how you use it?
In general, never base your decisions on what you think you see others do. Always read googles official guidelines and in general make sure you have permission to use any third party logos or brands. Trying to prove yourself with showing others seemingly doing the same thing is usually futile. But are you sure you didn't violate any of the android brand guidelines, such as using their font for the word android, or the wording around how you use it?
In general, never base your decisions on what you think you see others do. Always read googles official guidelines and in general make sure you have permission to use any third party logos or brands.
Trying to prove yourself with showing others seemingly doing the same thing is usually futile I encountered the same situation. Said my account or any relevant account has violated rules.
But I checked my gmail and app, didn't find any violation or any notice sent by google about violation. I sent appeal but got rejected.
I wrote back the appeal to google without getting any response from google. How can I get my account back? Or just, you know, go take a hike, which is what Google clearly thinks you should do.
Who are you to tell Google what to do, huh? You think you're a big boy?
They do not care about you. They do not have to care about you. But if you make a big stink about it somehow, they will have to pay some attention, and that's basically your only chance here. I don't know about you, but in these kinds of cases it has proven to be utterly not worthwhile to play 20 questions trying to figure out what the problem might be or what to do about it.
Posts like these have the merit of helping other developers not to do the same mistake - or at least to guess where it could go wrong? I didn't say whether they should post here Which apps are removed by Play Store? not.
But I do have to question whether it's appropriate for a mod of a sub to be so heavily biased that they'd drive people away from the topic of the sub based on an assumption on such scant information.
Thanks for helping to ruin things for those of us who don't have problems with Google.