Some months ago I received an Advertising ID policy violation for an old app that I had no intention of updating. To avoid being punished by Google, I immediately unpublished the offending app, and also unpublished a second app that could potentially trigger the same violation. Both apps received few downloads and I had no plans to ever
Looking at the developer console this morning, I discovered that Google is now going to require developers provide Google Play users with a “physical address” to allow them to contact us. Add a physical contact address Beginning September 30, 2014, you need to add a physical address to your Settings page. After you’ve added an address, it will be available
I was about to start work this morning when I received the following panicky email: Judging by the linked security message (and forum posts), they’ve blasted this email out to anyone who has an app that includes a version of OpenSSL older than a week. Apparently this post-Heartbleed SSL vulnerability has Google’s little head in a spin. They were
Over the last four months I’ve turned from a naive Google fan-boy buying into the well known “Do no evil” motto, to a jaded app developer who thinks he’s seen it all (but probably hasn’t) on the front lines of the Android market. It’s been a wild ride, and it’s certainly not been fun. That’s
A new update for Solar Explorer today, and there’s no actual change. This release has been brought to you courtesy of Google deciding that the last update would work only on devices that supported landscape mode Not portrait or landscape view, landscape and only landscape. There’s only 23 devices with this kind of limitation. Solar
Ugh! Another comment that I can’t reply to… Don Dude: “Commercial ads are in the way Really cool program , how can anyone enjoy this program when ads are in the way !” Well, Don Dude, that’s what the pro edition is for. It’s exactly what you’re looking for. No ads! HD textures and more!