Google updates Play Store policies to improve Android apps experience
In order to improve Android apps experience for the end-users, Google has recently updates its Play policies. The new Google Play policies for developers has certain rules to improve device interference and tighten in-app purchases. However, Google occasionally update its policies for Android development but the newly sketched policies restrict in-app purchases through any third-party billing sources which will make a loss to all such other sources.
As per the updated Google Play policies, Android developers now have to develop apps by taking in mind the newly device interference rules. The new rules clearly states that developers will have to provide only a certain amount of ads along with their apps and importantly, these ads will not make the interface cluttered at any cost. On following the policies, “apps and their ads must not add homescreen shortcuts, browser bookmarks, or icons on the user’s device as a service to third parties or for advertising purposes.” Apart from making any change in the interface, the new policies also states that unlike earlier, now apps will not force ads system level notifications on the user’s device but still if the notifications are derived from integral feature of the app, the ads would be appeared within the notification panel.
Google is earning high these days with the success of Android because of the wide number apps with Google AdMob ads. Now the search giant is set to earn more money as it now restrict in-app purchases through any third-part billing sources. The new policies for in-app purchases states, “Developers offering virtual goods or currencies within a game downloaded from Google Play must use Google Play’s in-app billing service as the method of payment.” One the other side, developers can still use third-party sources if the payment is primarily for physical goods or services or if payment is for digital content or goods that may be consumed outside of the application itself.
Developers will now have to follow these policies for making their apps available on Google Play Store. In case of non-compliance, developers can rectify their apps according the newly sketched policies within 30 days of imposing new policies otherwise, Google would remove the app from the Play Store.