Google tackles malicious Android apps with stricter rules
London: Google has introduced stricter guidelines for application developers to cut down on malicious apps on its Android platform.
Policy changes for apps submitted to the Google Play app store include new rules on app naming, 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 are also warned that apps that introduce security vulnerabilities or ‘harm user devices’ will not be permitted.
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