Number One Search Engine Google has now introduced stricter policies for application developers & managers to stop malicious apps on its Androidplatform.
Policy changes for apps submitted to the Google Play app store include new guidelines on app renaming, a ban on apps that disclose personal information without permission and more details on the payment policy. “We are constantly striving to make Google Play a great community for developers and consumers,” the Android team wrote in a letter to app developers.
“This requires us to update our policies when we launch new features, like subscription billing, and also when we see unhealthy behavior, like deceptive app names and spammy notifications,” the letter added. According to the Telegraph, Google’s new terms tell developers ‘not to pretend to be someone else’.
“And don’t represent that your app is authorized by or produced by another company or organization if that is not the case,” the rules say.
Developers/Programmers are also notified that applications that introduce security vulnerabilities or ‘harm user devices’ will not be permitted.