Google Removes 60,000 Applications from Google Play Store

Google Play Store New Version.

Google Play Store New Version.

Google is changing a lot in the Google play store. Soon after the new version Google play is rolled out another news came saying Google is now seriously considering the removal of applications from Google Play Store which doesn’t meet Google’s quality guidelines. As a first step they have removed around 60,000 applications from the Play Store.

[medianetadv]The news about the removal of 60,000 applications from Google Play Store was reported first on TechCrunch. This number is from the month February 2013 alone, now this shows how serious Google is about this. We all know if there is one thing you can complain about Google Play store, it is the lack of quality control. Now with Google doing this, I surely hope that problem will be very much less.

But now this removal has cost a lot of people’s work. Not only the spamy application creators but some serious creators also. Hazard Rush is an example of this. The application was not spamy or anything like that. But Google detected it as one. May be it was by accident or because of some sort of bug in the removal procedure. It could even be the carelessness of the creator who published the app.

If you’re a developer you better take a look at the Publisher Terms from Google play store or you’re going to regret it.

You can read it here:

Developers are important partners in maintaining a great user experience on Google Play.

  • Do not post repetitive content.
  • Product descriptions should not be misleading or loaded with keywords in an attempt to manipulate ranking or relevancy in the Store’s search results.
  • Developers also should not attempt to change the placement of any Product in the Store by rating an application multiple times, or by offering incentives to users to rate an application with higher or lower ratings.
  • Apps that are created by an automated tool or wizard service must not be submitted to Google Play by the operator of that service on behalf of other persons.
  • Do not post an app where the primary functionality is to: Drive affiliate traffic to a website or provide a webview of a website not owned or administered by you (unless you have permission from the website owner/administrator to do so)
  • Do not send SMS, email, or other messages on behalf of the user without providing the user with the ability to confirm content and intended recipient.

Anyway most of the apps that got removed was some mp3 scrapping applications which I think is a good thing. Play Store was increasingly listing irrelevant/unusable applications when searching for some legitimate stuffs. Now this will reduce that. By the way what do you think about the removal of applications which doesn’t meets the quality requirements? Let us hear your comments by commenting here below.

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