Well Known App Dev Team, Better Android Apps, Suspended From Android Market; No Reason Was Given
According to the Better Android Apps Blog the popular app development team responsible for some the hottest Android apps on the Market (Better Keyboard, Open Home, etc, etc), had their Market Account suspended and were not given a reason why. The excuse they were given was that they had committed violations of the developer agreement and policies.
This is a very puzzling and disheartening piece of news for me, as I am a huge fan of their work. I hope that they get things sorted out soon, so they can get back to making apps. Good luck guys!
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A couple of hours ago, we received a notification email from Google stating that our developer account was suspended. We have no ideas what we did wrong!
Here is the email we received:
Your Android Market developer account has been suspended due to violations of our developer agreement and policies. You may view these terms here:
As a result, your developer account has been closed and your apps have been unpublished from Android Market. Please note that developer suspensions may span multiple Android Market account registrations. Please do not register a new developer account. We will contact you should your account become reinstated.
The Android Market Team”
As you can see, there really isn’t any info about why the account was suspended. We will try our best to contact Google to find out what’s going on. We did some research on the Internet, and we found many horror stories (such as this, this and this) about Google’s lack of responses to developers after their accounts were suspended. We hope we will get some responses from Google, but our expectation is very low.
We are a small group of developers who have been developing apps for android since the very first release of android. As our name suggested, our mission is to improve the android platform by developing useful apps for it. We hope we can work something out with Google or at least find out why our account was suspended. In the mean time, please be patient with us and we will surely support our users no matter what.
If you want to help us out, please use the following form to ask Google market to look into this case and your apps. Thank you for your supports.