Google has bought a new policy which obstructs all Android developers from producing applications that add paid advertisement slots on the lock screen after download. Google has started to crack down on all the app developers who create these annoying interfaces filled with adverts which are a major cause of stress for consumers and clutter the lock screen of Android phones.
These actions have started following the amendment of Google’s demonetization rules for Android App developers. The lock screen partition of demonetization states,
Unless the exclusive purpose of the app is that of a lockscreen, apps may not introduce ads or features that monetize the locked display of a device.
This move by Google came after the Android App developers started to do shady things by signifying a different purpose for their app and after the installation, the app would completely change the outlook and user interface of the smartphone. These developers would not only hide the notifications but would also invoke useless paid adverts of applications that are of no use to the user of the smartphone. The addition of all these adverts tab would not only clutter the entire display but would also give the phone an ugly home screen look while charging. Since the changes are not mentioned anywhere during the downloading and installation process, users often get confused about the sudden change to their lock screen while no changes were made in the personalization menu.
Google finally took the bold step to eradicate the apps that cause stressful conditions for the users of Android phones. Google has categorically stated that any apps found to be violating the code of conduct set by the company would vanish from the platform without any warnings or notices. This step, however, won’t impact the devices that are sold with in-build lock screen paid apps like Amazon.