As part of the Google Play latest Developer Policy update, changes were announced in November 2019.
This article provides an example of the communication received from Google informing customers of the new policies applied and any actions that should be taken.
The following communication is received from Google:
Hello Google Play Developer,
We're writing to let you know about a recent update to our Developer Policy Center. We make updates from time to time as part of a continuous effort to make Google Play a positive experience for both developers and consumers.
This email is to inform you of recent changes we’ve made to our policies:
- We've clarified our Misleading Claims policy to highlight the prohibition of any disinformation or deception around medical, health-related and government services apps.
- We've updated our Metadata policy to ensure developers create better descriptions and titles that accurately represent their app.
- We’ve updated our Ad Network Certification policy to provide further clarification on ad SDK requirements.
- We’ve updated our Monetization and Ads policy on in-app virtual currencies.
- We’ve updated our Spam and Minimum Functionality policies to set higher quality standards for the content included in and functionality of applications on Google Play.
Any new apps or app updates published after this notification will immediately be subject to the latest version of the Developer Program Policies. Developers with apps currently on Google Play will have 30 days from the issuance of this notification to bring their apps into compliance to prevent removal.
We encourage you to review these policy updates carefully in case any of your existing apps are impacted.
Our engineering team is aware of Google Play's policy changes that are taking place on Android apps. Our libraries will be updated and compliant with those latest changes as per the timelines Google has shared. Note the following:
- Google Developers are required to review and understand the new policy changes.
BiznessApps will implement any changes in a way that will be transparent for all our resellers and customers.
There is no special action to take on your already published Android apps at this point.
- BisnessApps does not submit Android apps to the Play Store. All Android apps are published by an individually registered developer account belonging to the user of the automated tool (partner), not the operator of the service (BusinessApps).
- To keep track of updates, view our Release Notes.
- For more on the importance of updating apps, please see the article on Why Must Apps Be Re-Published When a New Release Is Out?
Watch the below video on Google Play Policies and Publishing.