It is very unfortunate for me that I am writing this post as a second post on my blog. For the last one year, I have been working hard to learn Android application development and posted more than a dozen apps on Play Store. All apps are legit and are very conformed to latest Google Play policies. Until now, they have banned my Google Play Developer Account for life time. Now I couldn’t post any apps to Play Store.
After learning some basics of Android Development on internet, I have researched Play Store for some good apps which are quite popular and by which I could also make money. I found some of those, started working to make one of my own. I remember first one was WallDroid Wallpapers that I built from scratch and spent almost 2 months on making this one. Then, there are some other apps. There are also some apps like Download Facebook Photos (It was uploaded when Facebook app doesn’t have the option to save images) that I made for fun which got so popular. But Google suspended for violation of impersonation policies. I said, its OK. Then there are some other apps Whatsapp Smileys and Memes for which I got an copyright infringement notice. I took this very seriously and make immediate changes to the app ( There was this logo issue that looks similar to Whatsapp).
And Now, they have suspended my Google Play Developer Account. All my work that I have done in last one year is gone. I have replied to their email about the violations or any infringements. Looking for reply right now!
This is a notification that your Google Play Publisher account has been terminated.
REASON FOR TERMINATION: Prior violations of the Content Policy and Developer Distribution Agreement by this or associated accounts as outlined in previous emails sent to the registered email address(es) of the Publisher account(s).
Please note that Google Play Publisher suspensions are associated with developers, and may span multiple account registrations and related Google services. If you feel we have made an error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this termination.
Do not attempt to register a new developer account. We will not be restoring your account at this time.
The Google Play Team
Email From Google Play Team
I have searched on the internet for this issue. All I got so far is that Once the account is banned, it never be reinstated due to their shitty Automated Systems which do not always tells the actual reason why they banned. They will not accept any apology or anything.
Google should improve their automated systems. The way it treated small developers who are new in Android development is very disturbing. I don’t know what should I do with my current applications as there are no better app store than play store.
For those who are affected by these, Sign this petition: http://goo.gl/ixfBFl