Google Play seemed to be clean. Previously, because of the freedom provided by Google Play, the Android application market for many media portrayed as a wild area with no rules. As a result, many applications of artificial, fake, spam spreaders, even malware in circulation there.
On 1st August 2012, in a letter to developers, Google started to implement some policies to alter the impression of a wild Google Play. Google gave developers 30 days to tidy up the application in order to comply with the rules or their application will be kicked out of Google Play.
According to PC World, Google’s move to the new implementing this policy after the mess is Google’s strategy to compete with Apple’s app store. Freedom granted by the previous Google aims to rapidly boost the number of applications available on Google Play for the amount that rivals the number of applications for IOS on iTunes.
Now that the quantity of applications are not far behind Google Play with iTunes (600 thousand compared with 650 thousand), Google tried to improve the quality of existing applications in order not to lose the quality of applications for IOS to implement this policy.
The new rules, which you can read in these pages, are complete, including applications ranging from naming, icons are used, payment, privacy, spam and advertising arrangements. With the naming rules of the application and use of icons, for example, applications with a name like Crazy Angry Pigs Pigs or the use of icons like Angry Birds, must immediately clean up or removed from Google Play.
The new rules require developers to use Google’s payment system for paid applications as well as in-app purchase. The exception to this was given to the purchase of physical goods or services (eg tickets) and digital goods that can be used outside of the application.
Through these rules also apply Google’s strict rules associated with spam. From now on, developers can no longer submit content repeatedly, to use words that are repeated in the application description, and give ratings to a single application repeatedly. Applications that send sms, email or other messages, it must also provide the opportunity for users to view and edit the contents of the message.
In this new rule, Google Play also said clearly to prohibit content that contains viruses, worms, Trojans, malware, or similar content that may threaten the security of the device, application or user information.
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