Google has ‘bad news for developers of this Android application. If you are one of the android developers with the listed Google play store, you have bad news from Google.
What else has changed in the Google Play store?
In addition, Google has made it easier to opt-out of personalized ads. When the user deletes the Android advertising ID On newer devices, the advertising identifier is removed and replaced with a zero string will be effective
The Play Store is updating its ‘Offensive Content Policy’ to enforce new restrictions on “Sexual Content”.
Specifically, a ban on sexual compensation (such as sugar dating)” will come into effect from September 1.
Google also added new restrictions on ‘Family Policy Terms’ regarding identifiers used in apps targeting children.
“If the application is primarily aimed at children an application cannot pass identifiers such as an ad ID if the app’s audience is both children and adults should avoid sending these identifiers to children,” Google said. Developers must comply by September 1.
The company has established that it will close inactive accounts for the reasons are if the account is inactive or abandoned after a year. “This includes accounts also”.
Where developers never upload apps or access Google Play?
The company has stated that it will not close accounts with apps that have more than 1000 installs or in-app purchases in the last 90 days.
This new policy of Google will come into effect on September 1, 2021. Google believes that “play remains a safer ecosystem when the developers actively maintain their apps.”
What happens if your developer account is shut down?
In case your developer account is closed, you will need to create a new account. But the company will not allow you to reactivate your old account, account, app, or data.
Android next OS update will be bad news for the application developer:
Android Pie was made officially by being Google’s Latest version of Android About a month ago. It comes with new features Smart text between names selection and the rest Characteristics. Interestingly, the performance was released to Lots of non-Pixels on the Smartphone as well.
Now it seems Tech giants are preparing a new Android Q with Features that can be frustrating. Some developers are reported by XDA Developers new commission in Android open-source Project (AOSP) shows to arrive Android Q maybe message popup warning to the user if they attempt to run older apps on new android platform.
Image cited by XDA Developers read that warning message that ‘This app was made for the bold android version and may not work properly. Try checking for updates or contact the developer’ basically, every new version of Android comes with a new application interface (API) level and missing features or not available in the elderly.
Many app developers do not want to update API levels that are inconsistent with new Android versions. This is to avoid using their runtime permissions.
Google began cracking down on developer behaviour by enforcing apps uploaded and updated on the Play Store. In December 2017, Google introduced a new policy requiring all new applications to target the API level 26 and above. This policy applies to applications submitted after August 1, 2018.
Additionally, all existing apps must jump to API level 26 or higher as of November 1, 2018, as per policy, per XDA-Developers. This doesn’t mean that apps running on older Android versions will stop working when Android Q launches. This new warning message will help Google determine if the app has been updated.
Reduce the risk of the user from harm misinformation:
COVID-19 App Requirements:
For Public Safety data integrity and privacy, they added specific requirements for COVID-19 apps under these terms. Apps related to sensitive use cases, such as those that provide testing data. It must be endorsed by an official government agency or health care organization and must meet high standards for user data privacy.
To promote transparency in news dissemination. They increased the minimum requirements apps must meet for developers to declare their apps as “news” apps on Google Play. These guidelines promote user transparency and developer accountability by providing information related to the app to users.
They build teams and processes on Google Play, focusing on elections to provide additional support and adapt to the changing landscape. This includes supporting government agencies: specially trained app reviewers, and security teams to deal with threats and violations in elections.