This isn't the first time. And I'm sure the app will be available again soon.
Still, it's very annoying. You'd think a track record of 10+ years of non-malicious behavior would buy you at least another set of eyes before the app is removed.
@yarmo "The app's full description contains improper formatting (including but not limited to repetitive or unrelated keywords or references)"
Yeah, I wouldn't say this fuckup necessarily indicates a larger problem with the software, but the requirements are a lot higher than just roughly detecting SEO tags.
They created basically a monopoly for app distribution on Android and as such, if they remove an app, this can decide over the livelihood of a developer.
They must invest a lot of money to ensure no false decisions are made, or give up the monopoly. Anything else will get them sued sooner or later.
I guess one employee was used to seeing this and immediately shot down the app once they noticed the pattern. And without context, it does look like a disguised (although rather courteous) tag cloud!
Google keeps pushing me away more and more each year.
Seems it's back isn't it?
But without that sentence ^^
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