This a notification that your app XYZ (For e.g), with package name- 0123456… (Imaginary) has been removed from Google Play Store.
Reason for Suspension: Alleged trademark infringement/ Google Policy violation
You woke up with this notification and as an app developer this notification isn’t less than a nightmare for you. The next thing comes in your mind is this can’t be true, you have worked really hard from dawn till dusk to develop this app with finesse. Then what happened? Let’s discuss in detail why you had to face this moment.
So, what do we understand with Trademark Infringement? It is an infringement of the selected rights joined to a name or logo of an app without the approval of the owner or developer or any licenses. Maybe some of the Google Play Store users or developers reported your app on Google’s legal removal requests page because they think your app infringes on a trademark or copyright. Or maybe any developer found your app violating the Google Play Developer Program Policies. Can be the case so far.
Do not offer incentives
You may want to find an easier way to get downloads and reviews. But using an unethical way is not an option to make that happen. Offering any kind of incentives to get a higher rating or positive reviews from users, will be an immediate cause of banning or even the cancellation of your account.
Google Policy Violation
The next claim “Google Policy Violation” says, you may have breached an egregious violation of the Google Ads policies. Which turns out to be a very serious violation that it is unlawful or poses significant harm to Play store app users or Google’s digital advertising ecosystem. So, If they suspend your account, all ads in the suspended account will stop running, and Google will no longer accept advertising from you.
Google has been on a binge of eliminating applications from the Play Store earlier this year. The organization has quite recently prohibited 25 applications on the Android store as they were discovered taking the Facebook data of their clients. These applications were exploiting the ‘Login with Facebook’ highlight to take the Facebook accreditations of the client. Which pretty much falls under their violation.
These applications have been on the Google Play Store sufficiently long to get over 2.3 million downloads on the whole. While the number isn’t as large considering there are billions of cell phone clients out there, this would have still had a tremendous effect.
These applications have been working in a consistent manner that no client has ever thought these applications have been taking their data. After attempting to login to the application, the application fundamentally sprung up a phony Facebook login screen that would overlay the genuine one. As individuals entered their certifications, the data would straightforwardly go to the application’s workers as opposed to getting them checked by the Facebook workers.
This was fundamentally a phishing assault on the majority. The data was followed by the security specialists and they informed Google regarding it. Your hardly developed app may have fallen under this suspension.
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