Summary: Google’s Android Market becomes Google Play with renewed enforcement of their content policies.
Google’s Android Market is now Google Play, and developers with products in the Store may have a new problem on their hands.
The Android Market had long been seen and revered as a free market for content. Now that it’s Google Play, it appears to be toughening its approach toward what it deems unacceptable content.
Troublingly, one developer’s experience trying to get his app back on the market shows that Play isn’t going to be forthcoming about how certain policy violations are to be defined in its new era.
Is Google Play now enforcing decency?
They’ve always had the policy.
Now that they’re Google Play, they’re applying it – differently.
The primary developer to get hit with the Google Developer Content Policy stick is Andrew Shu and his “Reddit Is Fun” app.
“Reddit Is Fun” had been live in the Market since 2009 and had over 300,000 active users when Play banned the app for Policy violations five days ago.
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