Google Play lets developers set their own deadline for verification
Google wants apps in its Play Store to meet the highest quality standards, and is now helping app developers do just that. One way it does this is by letting developers determine when deadlines for performing certain obligations occur. However, the store's requirements are also being tightened in p... Read more
Google pulls fake Signal and Telegram apps from Play
Google is increasingly cracking down on rogue apps posing as legitimate apps in its Play store. Recently, at the behest of ESET, a number of apps posing as legitimate Signal and Telegram apps were removed.
Google recently quietly removed a number of malicious apps from its Play store, following ... Read more
Google Play will crack down on malicious apps with DUNS number
Google Play is going to make uploading malicious apps to its app store more difficult starting Aug. 31. Developers will soon have to first provide a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) registration number for identification.
By identifying themselves with this new registration number when upl... Read more
Google touts success in handling “bad actors” in 2022
The tech giant says it cancelled thousands of developer accounts and blocked over a million apps from reaching Google Play.
Google has issued an internal report on how successful the tech giant was in enforcing its new security policies on its Google Play app store.
Anu Yamunan and Khawaja Sh... Read more
Goldoson malware infiltrates 60 Google Play apps
A new malicious Android malware known as "Goldoson" has infiltrated the Google Play Store, infecting 60 apps with a total of 100 million downloads.
The harmful Goldoson component is part of a third-party library which all sixty apps use this and that creators unintentionally included i... Read more
Google has a new policy for Google Play Store data deletion
The policy change will require Android developers to provide users with an online option to delete their accounts and in-app data.
Starting in early 2024, Google Play users will have more control over their data, as each store listing will display links in the "Data deletion" area, allowing them... Read more
UK announces code of practice to strengthen app store security
The UK's new code of practice incentivizes developers and publishers to implement stronger security measures.
A code of practice to boost security safeguards throughout the app sector has been announced by the UK government. The new voluntary policy intends to better shield users from harmful ap... Read more
Google finally puts an end to Hangouts
Google Hangouts has been phased out. Following an announcement by Google earlier this year, Hangouts users will be moved to Google Chat, the Slack-type instant messaging app.
Google Hangouts has been made inaccessible on November 1. In June, Google announced it would prompt Hangouts users to mov... Read more
Google Play Store is under siege by regulators
Google is under siege. The tech giant confirmed that European and British regulators are investigating the Play Store on suspicion of abuse of power.
The Google Play Store is an indispensable source of income for Android developers. The platform is impossible to ignore for anyone who wants to t... Read more
Google helps developers present apps in Play Store
Google announced new functionality to help developers to present their apps in the Play Store.
According to the tech giant, it's indispensable for developers to properly present their apps. More than ever, end users value design, images, descriptions and videos when choosing which apps to downlo... Read more