Google Play’s new Rules for Developers

If you feel Google Play is notorious for suspending apps at the drop of a hat, it just went one step ahead.

The most prominent difference between Apple Store and Google Play was that, Apple store used to review apps before publishing in its store while Google used to do it only when app downloads were high. That has changed since last 2 months. Google Play now runs a quick check on the app before making it online for users to download.

Although most of them are normal checks there is one big addition to it. It checks if the app code was released before by some other developer and if it finds a match it will suspend (and not just show a warning) the app from Google Play account. The reason given will be as below:

REASON FOR SUSPENSION: Your app is in violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.

Note that you will not be able to make out so easily from the notice that the reason for suspension is because the code was found to be uploaded by some other developer with a different package name. Although its a good check to have from Google as nobody will be able to steal your app code, replace the ads and upload again (which i heard is very common in Chinese App Stores), but it makes your life difficult if you have a template for similar apps and you upload similar apps in different accounts (Like Nature Wallpaper, Animal Wallpaper, Cute Kids Wallpaper, etc).

How to revoke this suspension?

If you are having multiple Google Play account and you have a template to create similar apps and upload it on Google Play and you receive this notice for a new app then you just have to send a mail from your first google Play account acknowledging the use of the code. This mail has to be then attached to appeal request form and they will enable it for you if the app doesn’t violate any other policy.

Srihari Karanth is an active developer and Founder of TrackMyPhones. He is a former Software Architect in Global MNC. He now works on building new innovative mobile applications and websites. You can reach him at Srihari@TrackMyPhones.com

Website: https://TrackMyPhones.com

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Shahul
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Shahul

Hi,
I installed the application in my wifes phone. It worked well. Now when i send request to retrieve it says sending failed. User must have uninstalled the app on device. Tell me how I can get the call details again.

I installed the app when she was with me in Africa. Now that she has gone to India, I cant access her phone for two months.

Please help. I am ready to pay any fes if it can be reinstalled anonymously.

Shahul.

Kitty
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Kitty

I have not receive any recorded calls in over 10 hrs. How long does it take to send an email or when will it be ready?

A.y
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A.y

Why won’t the hide app feature work for Galaxy 4. The option won’t show at the top like it does with the galaxy 6. What to do to hide the icon?

Tigger
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Tigger

If you need to access the app again ager bring installed and you’ve selected hide icon, how can you access it. On youryour utter application you dial a number and it will interface with it and open.

kehinde
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pls how can I listen to the audio recorded, is it from my email account that I registers with or the above site? pls reply.

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skb
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skb

just tell me how do you earn from these apps? I haven’t seen any ad or premium plan.. then how? do u sell our data?

tv9live
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excited about the post to read, awesome information.

abnlive
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post is explained clearly so that we are able to understand it clearly.

tushar
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tushar

how I get full apps in my lifetime?
using this apps few day then the apps say give a payment.
so how I get free spy apps life time. is it possible.?

Vinoth
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Vinoth

Hi Srihari,
The issue I am facing is, when I send the command to get the update, I am not receiving recorded calls on the site and the email notification as well. When I check the mobile, app is still exists and it has data connection too.
Then I unregistered and then reinstalled the app, it works fine.
But this is happening offen (every day)
How to overcome this issue ??
Why it fails to respond the command ??

Can you please help me with this.

lolla
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lolla

Hi,
I installed the application in my sister phone. It worked well. Now when i send request to retrieve it says sending failed. User must have uninstalled the app on device.in over 8 day. Tell me how I can get the call details again.

Rajveer
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Rajveer

The issue I am facing is, when I send the command to get the update, I am not receiving recorded calls on the site and the email notification as well. When I check the mobile, app is still exists and it has data connection too.
Then I unregistered and then reinstalled the app, it works fine.
But this is happening offen (every day)
How to overcome this issue ??
Why it fails to respond the command ??

Levirtev
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If I click the get call record icon ,it will showings the request sending to mobile but,even though I can’t get call record from victims when they are online

Daggi
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Can it work on mi 3S prime.
When m click on get call then it’s shoes in installed phone that call recorder stopped.
How to overcome this issue.
Help please

Jc
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Jc

I had the app for a long time and all of the sudden when i try to retrieve calls it says remote record has stop working.. I unstall and install new version but i am still not able to retrieve calls.. Can you help me with this??

Nilesh
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Nilesh

how can i find the .settings1 folder of this app. any ap for this. if i dont receive the recording i can get it from there am i correct.

raj
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raj

sir, please refer some party apps.for hide icon on app drawer.
thanks.

Becky Burch
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Becky Burch

I had a problem with Google play scanning and deleting an app that I was getting from other sources because they don’t carry it. My security on my phone and my McAfee security both say that nothing is wrong with the app but Google kept claiming otherwise. I called Google and they said that it was Samsung’s problem and Samsung says it’s theirs so no one would help me. I tried everything that was supposed to work to make it stop but Google kept finding ways around that. Last night I messing around with Google settings and I figured out… Read more »

Misiedjan
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Misiedjan

I keep getting notifications about incoming calls.but when I try to log in I can’t living.
It show that my username or pin is invalid.now I have tried to reset my password but the system tells me that trackmyphones don’t regonise my email address.but I still getting new notification from trackmyphones

Rahul
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Rahul

I have earlier used the recorder app in redmi 3s prime. it worked properly. Now i have installed the smartphone app on red mi 3s prime. No calls is being recorded. Please tell the solution.

Vinay
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Vinay

Sir can you please let me know the cheapest mobile which I can gift to someone in which this software will work 100% as I have already wasted money on Nokia 1 in which this software is not working at all so this time I want to make sure that you have tested the software in the mobile so that I will purchase the same model mobile. Please let me know the cheapest mobile. Thanks

Son, Nguyen
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Son, Nguyen

How to stop annoying notification of “Potential app – settings” in Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop ? I could not find where to disable the notification.
Thank you.

Trish
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Trish

I didnt instapll this ..i swear i didnt no it was smith.im getting it from both ends.katman please …no harm.problem resolved isnt a problem at all