- Mitron App pulled down by Google on June 2nd has made its way back to the Play Store after developers collaborated with Google.
Mitron App pulled down by Google on June 2nd has made its way back to the Play Store.
In an official statement Google released yesterday, the tech giant said it had set up a process of collaborating with the app’s creators to help them address bugs and resubmit their software.
Google added, “We’ve given some feedback to this developer and once they’ve tackled the problem, the app will go back on Track.”
A tab on ‘GDPR Data Privacy Privileges’ is now included. The app also had its promoter website built and updated.
Google Play Store has recently been on a cleanup drive in India. It recently suspended Mitron and removed China Apps, two apps that had gained considerable traction before they were pulled from the Google Play Store. The technology giant has published an official blog to clarify the rationale behind their recent actions.
Speaking of the Mitron app’s recent suspension, Google added: “We disabled a video device earlier this week for a variety of technical policy violations. We have an established working process with developers to help them fix problems and resubmit their apps.
Google had left the door open for reinstalling Mitron on its platform after deleting the software if the app makers correct their problems. “We’ve given some feedback to this developer and once they’ve solved the issue the app will go back up on Screen.”
Mitron was billed as India ‘s reply to TikTok, but it soon got mired in controversy. A News18 article said that the entire source code of the Mitron app, including its complete set of features and user interface, was purchased for $34 (Rs 2,600) from Pakistani software development firm, Qboxus
Will Remove China Apps come back?
Remove China Apps, as the name implies, retained the premise that all China-made applications should be removed from user phones. The device got traction in the days after the escalation of India-China border disputes.
On withdrawing Remove China Apps from its website, Google said it violated company policy by allowing users to disable or uninstall applications from other developers.
“We have also recently suspended several apps in breach of the policy that we do not allow an app that ‘encourages or encourages users to remove or disable third-party apps or modify device settings or features unless it is part of a verifiable security service’,” said Google.
“If apps are permitted to directly threaten other apps, it can lead to actions that we feel are not in the best interests of our developer and user community. In the past, we have regularly applied this policy against other apps in many countries-just as we have done here,” the blog post explained.