Google Play Store has removed the app Reddit is fun
for having explicit sexual content
. The app brings the user stories from the Reddit web site where users post stories for others to respond to. The language is uncensored with plenty of four letter words flying around. That is why app creator Andrew Shu was surprised about Google's action. "I’m not sure how to go about appealing this," said the developer. "After all it’s true that Reddit content includes NSFW (not safe for work) content. Not sure exactly why my app was singled out and the other reddit apps weren’t, though." Both the free and paid app were given the boot by Google.
You would think that since the content did not come from the app developer, Shu would have received a pass from Google especially since other third party Reddit apps remain in good standing on the Google Play Store. Has Google changed more than just the name of the Android Market? After all, it has been Apple in the past who has removed apps that seemed a little too risque.
Third party Reddit apps still exist in the Google Play Store
The latest word on the whole affair is that
Reto Meier from the Android Developer Relations team has contacted Shu and will guide him through the appeal process. This will probably not be the last word on this matter.
source: VentureBeat via SlashGear