Google has reportedly booted the most popular fancreated "Reddit is Fun" Android application from its Google Play store for violating its conditions and terms, according to Andrew Shu, the app's creator.
Shu, a completely independent software developer, wrote on Reddit as well as on Google Plus that he received two emails from the Google Play store informing him that his Android app continues to be pulled from the marketplace for neglecting to comply with Google Play Developer Content Ugg Australia
Policies, namely, a provision disallowing "content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material."
But because ZDNet points out, Reddit is a social news site that doesn't host content itself, but instead provides usercurated links, leading some to ponder whether Google is setting a precedent for a censorship code akin to the one Apple uses in the iTunes store.
"There is no single, agreedupon meaning of pornography or obscenity. Nor is Google Play defining these terms," Violet Blue wrote on ZDNet. "Besides the truth that it's an awful and shortsighted policy that dooms Google Play to some lifetime of uneven enforcement . The provision, and the way it has been acted upon, allows Google Play to effectively pull an iTunes."
When the iTunes App Store launched in 2008, Steve Jobs said that the company would enforce strict guidelines prohibiting pornography and other sexually explicit content.
In 2010, Apple pulled thousands of apps from its store after instituting developer guidelines barring apps that include "overtly sexual content." This included from women in bathing suits to sexual innuendos, based on an employee who spoke to Wired.
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users are involved that Google may be following Apple's "moral policing," example as Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor famously ranted once the bands' app was removed from iTunes.
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is in fact moving in that direction, a large number of Android developers could see their apps pulled, even though Google has stated that some applications with explicit content could be labeled as "high maturity," according to Android Police.
But even if the Reddit app were reinstated under the following tips, Google's ruling still has consequences for the future of Android app development.
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matter how the developer goes about solving this problem, the fact remains that it got banned, which is a big deal. Reddit has always been one of those sites that walks the fine line between permissible and illegal. The current controversy over child pornography (which Reddit finally banned) is proof of this. If an app can get banned for providing the capability to find NSFW content, however, Google includes a few of its own apps which should see the business end of a banhammer.
In the meantime, fans can still download the "Reddit Is Fun" app at github.
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Smuggle Truck: Operation ImmigrantBostonbased developer Owlchemy Labs irked immigrant advocate groups with this iPhone game that allows users they are driving a truck full of immigrants with the desert. According to the AP, "[Developer Alex] Schwartz said he wanted to bring attention to immigration issues." But Apple banned the app in the App Store. Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Tom Udall and Harry Reid pressured Apple, Google and RIM earlier this spring to remove smartphone apps that notify users of nearby police DUI checkpoints. Apple and RIM have since complied using the Seantors' demands and cracked on socalled "DUI checkpoint" apps, but Google has yet to take action.
Exodus International Despite initially passing Apple's standards, the allegedly antigay messages promoted through the app "Exodus International" outraged thousands of customers. The Exodus International ministry, from which the app takes its name, promotes "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ." After more than 150,000 signatures were gathered for an online petition, Apple removed the app from the App Store entirely.
PlayboyHugh Hefner claimed in January that "Playboy" would soon come uncensored around the iPad. Apple, however, remains firm on its nudityfree policy inside the App Store and forced "Playboy" to turn to a low resolution web app instead.
WikileaksThe unofficial WikiLeaks application lasted only 72 hours in the App Store prior to being banned by Apple.
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