Google removing 100 apps from Chinese developer

People who prefer Google Fit can use the app on their iPhones now

DO Global, a popular Chinese developer, is now largely off the Play Store after Google discovered that its apps were abusing user permissions. A Buzzfeed News investigation found that the company (which is partly owned by Chinese Internet company Baidu) was concealing app ownership details and a portion of their apps included code that fraudulently clicked on ads. We've seen this happen over and over with known "bad" developers like Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech, both of which are allowed to resubmit apps when they've "fixed" it. Let's see if they do the same with DO Global.

In a statement to Buzzfeed News, a Google spokesperson had said: "We actively investigate malicious behaviour, and when we find violations, we take action, including the removal of a developer's ability to monetize their app with AdMob or publish on Play". As per the report, apps such as Selfie Camera and Total Cleaner apps contained "code that could enable app attribution ad fraud". You'll be able to track fitness using Google's "Move Minutes" and "Heart Points" metrics.

As of this writing, 46 of the apps in violation are now unavailable to download.

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The app, however, has several issues including issues with video playback, app crashes and graphical glitches, heavy RAM consumption, and ads. "In a world where ad revenue can produce a very high income, it's not surprising why malicious actors are after fraudulent activities against ad agencies".

In addition to the usual lists of the best titles in the Play Store in various categories such as applications, games, movies, TV shows and e-books, Google already took the habit to advance a little less well-known apps and games for Android as part of the prize, dubbed the Google Play Awards.

DO Global had around 100 apps on the Play Store with over 600 million installations before the bans began, and it claims to have more than 250 million monthly active users, according to BuzzFeed. When the revelation of the apps committing click fraud first surfaced, Google had stated that the six apps initially had been blacklisted and were no longer usable. "And whether you own an Apple Watch or Wear OS by Google smartwatch, Google Fit keeps track of your workout sessions", today's announcement continues.

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