Sometimes I question why I spend time contributing to an ecosystem that obviously don't care about the developers that create content for it.
What other explanation could there be for the recent wave of reddit posts/articles about developers having apps suspended, without receiving a real explanation or any chance to rectify.
Most recently it hit phandroid, who have written a quite good article on the issue. You can read it here: http://phandroid.com/2015/01/04/play-store-developer-policies/
To sum up the general issue, app gets suspended and all the developer gets is some vague email that one or more things may or may not violate one or more clauses of the developer distribution agreement. No information on exactly what the issue is.
The developer attempts to guess what the issue is and wants to release a new version that hopefully complies. Except, that's not possible since the app is suspended.
Requests to reinstate the app are denied with canned responses.
The only possibility left is to release it as a completely new app, and lose all your downloads and reviews.
Could Google be shitting any more on these developers?
I'm sure phandroid is going to get their issue resolved. After all, they have thousands of readers - too much bad publicity.
The rest of us are fucked tho.
I'm glad play store isn't my source of income.