If I ask you to name the must-go place for every Android users, hardly, anybody would do an error by deviating from Google Play. The official app store of Android is getting bigger and bigger with every passing day. The number of app download went up from 1 billion in August 2010 to 65 billion in May 2016. Definitely, the success can be attributed to the incessant effort of every Android app development company and their developers.
However, way to Google Play is not easy. In fact, it's getting tougher with every passing day. Google demands more commitment to quality from every Android mobile app development company. Here is a list of content materials that are not accepted by Google in the submitted apps.
Sexually Explicit Content
Companies in Android development should avoid building apps with content materials depicting sex acts or sexually suggestive poses, promoting sexually explicit user-generated content or content showcasing, describing or encouraging bestiality or marketing sex toys.
Google not just turns down apps containing any kind of child sexual abuse materials but also exercises legal measures. Google Accounts of such app development companies are also seized.
An Android app development company should refrain from building apps containing or depicting any type of gratuitous violence or other dangerous activities, for instance, app content depicting realistic violence or violent threats to any person or animal, terrorist groups or their attacks, violent activities, including bomb- or weapon-making or instructions on how to create bombs or suicides.
Bullying and Harassment
In no way, an Android app should facilitate or encourage threats, harassment, or bullying. Apps relying on user-generated content (UGC) should also adopt right review process to stop such digital content. Posts, comments, or photos within an app aimed at harassing or ridiculing a person are not rejected.
Google Play loves peace and so should developers, after all, they are not different from the rest of the society. They should not build apps advocating inflammatory speeches against groups of people targeting their origin, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc.
Businesses trying to capitalize on natural or any kind of tragedy linked to an individual, group or society will find Google Play harsh. Hence, Android app development companies should not waste their time and resources on such apps.
Google Play is not the right place for apps linked with gambling, including online casinos, sports betting, lotteries, etc. Even if the app is redirecting users to a different site or app, it would be considered as a violation against the Play Store conducts.
Apps depicting or encouraging illegal activities like sale or purchase of banned drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription, consumption or marketing of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco by minors are certain to get declined by Google Play.
Hope the information was useful. No matter where we come from, we should support Google and endeavor to build a peaceful and progressive society. If you are an Android developer, don't build such apps; if you are the user, don't download such apps, and if you are from any law enforcement agency, don't adopt any soft corner for people or companies behind such apps or content.