The policies of developer on Google Play have been updated to impose a ban on apps that mine cryptocurrency on a daily basis. This feature comes after the Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines with a new section to restrict cryptocurrency mining apps.
As per the guidelines, Google has restricted all the apps on the Play store that mine cryptocurrency on devices. As of now the company has permitted the “remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency”.
Previously this year, Google banned Web extensions on its Chrome Web Store that were offering cryptocurrency mining. Opera also brought an anti-cryptocurrency mining feature on its Web browser to put the mining of cryptocurrencies on hold.
Google Play will now likewise limit applications that advance loathe discourse, savagery, self-hurt, separation in light of components, for example, race or ethnic root, religion, inability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual introduction, sex, sex personality, or some other trademark. Correspondingly, the limitation applies to all the applications that delineate or encourage “unnecessary savagery or different risky exercises”, including realistic portrayals or depictions of sensible viciousness or fierce dangers to any individual or creature. Google additionally limits applications that contain sexually express substance, for example, portrayals of sex acts or sexually suggestive postures or special pictures of sex toys and delineates, depicts, or supports savagery. Further, the regular infringement of the strategies can be considered for the applications that advance escort administrations or different administrations “that might be translated as giving sexual acts in return to remuneration”.
“You must be transparent in how you handle user data (e.g., information provided by a user, collected about a user, and collected about a user’s use of the app or device), including by disclosing the collection, use, and sharing of the data, and you must limit use of the data to the description in the disclosure,” the company said in a statement.
Developers who are soon going to approach and start a journey with Google Play should read the updated policies just before start proceeding with their apps. The updated policies are available on the Google’s Developer Policy Center.