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6 Google Play Rule Changes

Google tightens app store rules for developers to improve Android app security, integrity, and quality.

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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/1/2014 | 4:51:24 PM
Re: All Sounds Good to Me...!
To me, the ideal amount of app store oversight would be if you took Apple's policy and nixed rules that limited lawful content, like apps with a political point of view. Google's rules are pretty close to ideal...this latest update may just get them there.
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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3/31/2014 | 10:04:53 PM
Re: All Sounds Good to Me...!
Well that applies for most jobs - there would be fewer security incidents (probably!) and our lives would be quieter and easier without end users! Problem is, as you know, the pesky users keep paying us (directly or indirectly).
J_Brandt
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3/31/2014 | 8:56:38 PM
Re: All Sounds Good to Me...!
The systems would be so much more secure if it weren't for these "end users." :)
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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3/31/2014 | 7:26:13 PM
Re: All Sounds Good to Me...!
True; although apps already have to ask for permissions for most things up front don't they? The problem is that many (most?) just click Ok and don't look at what they're permitting the app to do anyway.. :-/
J_Brandt
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3/31/2014 | 6:52:15 PM
Re: All Sounds Good to Me...!
That's one way to look at it.  Another way would be if the OS were aware enough to tell you what settings were changed and allow you to override those changes, or revert back to what you originally set.
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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3/31/2014 | 6:38:13 PM
All Sounds Good to Me...!
Isn't it scary that this is sounding almost like the kind of control that so many people criticized Apple for exercising over the Apple Store apps? I think what we learn over time is that there will always be a percentage of people who can't be trusted to do the 'right' thing, and so we end up adding rules in place to stop the stupidity.

As for the in-app purchases, that's good sense given the Apple issues there too.
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