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Google extends timeline for Indian developers till March 2022 to integrate with Play billing
The development comes days after many Indian developers and startups had raised concerns around Google's Play billing system, saying the tech giant cannot force Indian app developers/owners to sell digital services by compulsorily using its billing system.
Google makes Play Billings mandatory for in-app purchases from September 2021
This would mean that developers will have to start using Google...
Paytm app back on Google Play store after being pulled down briefly for policy violation
On Friday, Paytm app -- which facilitates use of wal...
Paytm app is back on Google Play Store, hours after it was removed by Google
Paytm app is back on Google Play Store, hours after it was removed by Google. On Friday, the Paytm app -- which facilitates the use of walle...
Anybody can download and play PUBG despite ban; government says it's aware of breaches
Earlier, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had issued advisories to the effect that none of the banned Chinese apps should be available in any form. It has also banned close to 47 clones that have come up in the weeks following its initial action in June.
Google defers 30% in-app commission in India to April 2022 after protests
Google deferred the enforcement of 30% commission on in-app purchases of digital goods from its Play Store in India to April 2022 in the face of mounting protests.
Government plans launch of own app store as an alternative to Google, Apple
The central government will consider requests from technology entrepreneurs to launch an Indian digital application store, two senior offici...
Zomato, Swiggy get notices from Google for violating Play Store norms
"Yes, we have received a notice from Google. We believe that the notice is unfair, but we are a small company and have already realigned our business strategy to comply with Google's guidelines," a Zomato spokesperson said in an e-mailed response.
India plans launch of own app store as alternative to Google, Apple: ET Now
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the television channel reported, without providing further details.
Government open to launching Indian app store as an alternative to Google, Apple
India already has an app store for governance-centric apps, which can be scaled up to begin with, said one of the officials cited above.
Google can't force app developers selling e-services to use Play billing system: Startups
Google said apps that choose to sell digital content through its Play Store have to use Google Play billing system and pay a percentage of the in-app purchase as a fee. This would mean that any app that offers in-app purchase of digital goods like unlocking additional features or buying tokens to power up a game character or paying for songs, will be required to use Google Play's billing system.
Paytm First Games relisted on Google Play Store after weeks
Paytm First Games, however, accused Google of exhibiting “dangerous” and “extra-judicial monopolistic powers” in interpreting policies for commercial benefit and disbarring apps “arbitrarily”.
All options open in 'fight' against Google: Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma
The Paytm founder & CEO, who tore into Google’s practice of barring apps which were compliant with Indian laws, said his 'fight' will be a long-drawn one.
Google says will remove apps that facilitate sports betting from Play Store
"We don't allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies," Google said in a blog post.
PUBG removed from Google Play store, Apple App store following India's ban
As of Friday, Google Play store and Apple App store have taken down PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite app, which were still available until Thursday night. The list of banned apps also includes Baidu, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading, according to an official statement.