To ensure the quality and trustworthiness of the apps within its app market (i.e., Google Play), Google has released a series of policies to regulate app developers. As a result, policy-violating apps (e.g.,malware, low-quality apps, etc.) have been removed by Google Play periodically. In reality, we have found that the number of removed apps are actually much more than what we have expected,as almost half of all the apps have been removed or replaced from Google Play during a two year period from 2015 to 2017.
However, despite the significant number of removed apps, there are almost no study on the characterization of these removed apps. To this end, this paper takes the first step to understand why Android apps are removed from Google Play, aiming at observing promising insights for both market maintainers and app developers towards buildings better app ecosystem.
LoadCentral App Status
Uniwiz is currently working on a new LoadCentral App version required by Google Play and also doing some introspection to make sure that the app is not using some objectionable content and the app adheres to Google Play Policy.
LoadCentral App Release Date
“The new version of LoadCentral App will be deployed 3(three) months from now.” This is the only statement that we received from the main office. I am not sure what exactly did they mean by “deploy”. It can mean 2 things. 1. It will be submitted to Google Play Store 3 months from now? 2. It will be available for download and use 3 months from now? This part i haven’t personal clarified. No worries, I will post an updated once i do.
Why no specific date?
Google Play is pretty strict now a days. Google app developers have to follow a certain Google Play Launch Checklist. Its not as easy as a snap of a finger.
Let’s get a bit geeky shall we? To prepare an application for release, you need to configure, build, and test a release version of your application. The configuration tasks are straightforward, involving basic code cleanup and code modification tasks that help optimize your application. The build process is similar to the debug build process and can be done using JDK and Android SDK tools. The testing tasks serve as a final check, ensuring that your application performs as expected under real-world conditions. When you are finished preparing your application for release you have a signed APK file, which you can distribute directly to users or distribute through an application marketplace such as Google Play.
What to expect?
Expect bugs and possibly app malfunctions in the first few days or weeks of the app’s release date. Who knows? yea? but as a web designer and developer, i know how these sh*t goes. It’s pretty common to experience minor bugs and errors. But hey! nothing that the developer can’t fix! we just have to be patient and be a little bit more understanding. Once its stable, it will be up for good and useful for all our benefit.
The only statement that came from the main office is “The new version of LoadCentral App will be deployed 3(three) months from now” The rest are all personally researched and opinions based on experience.