Google likes to keep up with the changing times. That is why it has decided to change some of its play developer program policies for Android apps. New update bans notification and icon adds and gaming apps use in-app purchases.
Google is doing some spring cleaning of its own. It is looking into its Android apps in order to eliminate any objectionable materials stuck within them. The new set of rules and regulations issuing out of Google ban all gadget interference. Play Store headings cannot transform settings or apps without prior leniency in these matters. Neither can they put in tags or icons so as to promote a foreign service.
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Also all buying that takes place within the game must occur via Google’s mechanisms. New apps have to conform to these guidelines. Pre-existing apps will however get a one month period to get their act together. These changes however are not going to affect rogue code from worming its way into the Play Store.
From now on no more ads will be displayed on the notification bar. The only things that will be available on that spot are notifications. Google also does not allow unnecessary keywords on the apps and games. They mislead and reek of spam-like content. So for now at least keywords are out the window.
Any manipulation or hanky-panky will be dealt with strictly by the Google authorities. What that means is that false statements that try to bolster the review ratings are off-limits. Google is coming clean. All in all, everything that is shady and fake has been removed from its scale of values. It is a good sign for the future of the world’s largest search engine.