Google Play will begin labeling advert-supported apps

Google Play will start labeling ad-supported apps

Google Play clearly states which purposes have in-app purchases, and beginning in 2016, it’s going to even be extra clear in terms of advertisements. In response to Droid Life, Mountain View has notified builders (see the complete e-mail under the fold) that they are required to signal into their consoles and declare whether or not their purposes have ads. And, in the event that they lie about it, they might face suspension. Google initially launched the “advert-supported” tag in April in its child-pleasant Play Retailer as a part of the Designed for Households program. Now, builders solely have till January eleven, 2016 to tag their apps, because the label itself is slated to start displaying up within the common Play Retailer “early subsequent yr.”

Good day Google Play Developer,

At Google I/O, we launched “advert-supported” labels for apps within the Designed for Households program. At present, we’re saying the enlargement of this program to all apps on Google Play. Early subsequent yr, customers will begin to see the “Advertisements” label on apps that include promoting, each inside and out of doors Designed for Households.

By January eleven, 2016, it’s essential to sign up to the Play Developer Console and declare whether or not your apps include advertisements (corresponding to advertisements delivered via third social gathering advert networks, show advertisements, native advertisements, and/or banner advertisements). After this date, the advertisements declaration might be required to make any updates to your apps. Please word that misrepresenting advert presence violates Google Play Developer Program Insurance policies and should result in suspension. You’ll be able to go to our assist middle to study extra.

Whereas builders are answerable for precisely declaring advert presence of their apps, Google might confirm this at any time and show the “Advertisements” label if applicable.

In the event you really feel your app has been incorrectly flagged for holding advertisements, please contact our coverage help workforce.

Regards, The Google Play Staff

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