Note Rush Removed from Google Play Store

Wed June 13, 2018

Google has removed Note Rush from Android's Google Play Store, and now appears to be DELETING Note Rush from users' Android devices. 😫

The first I heard about this was a few days ago (Friday 8th June 2018) when I received the following in an email from Google:

Hello Google Play Developer,

After careful review, Note Rush... has been suspended and removed from Google Play because it violates our Device and Network Abuse policy and section 4.9 of the Developer Distribution Agreement. ...

Additional suspensions of any nature may result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts. If your account is terminated, payments will cease and Google may recover the proceeds of any past sales and/or the cost of any associated fees (such as chargebacks and transaction fees) from you.

The Device and Network Abuse policy is very broad, and doesn't help much in narrowing down where Google has taken issue.

I am shocked at the abrupt and harsh penalty applied and disappointed at the lack of transparency in Google's process for policing Google Play. I am continuing to attempt to engage with Google in resolving this issue.

At this stage I'm unable to offer a timeline or any predictions as to how this will all be resolved.

If you'd like to be kept up to date the best way would be to sign up to the email list on this page. If a way you to help presents itself in the future I'll be asking via that list.

The Apple and Amazon App Stores remain unaffected.

Thanks for your patience while this gets sorted out.

Thomas
Developer


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