Earlier, Google has adjusted the app store review policy and restricted the app from reading private content such as users’ contacts, call history, and SMS records. The above adjustment restrictions can only be used to read sensitive content and data related to the user when the user sets the corresponding application as the default application. Google said that since the launch of this restriction, the app’s traffic to short messages and call logs plummeted by 98%, and some apps removed relevant access.
The Google Android Developer Blog released the latest news that if the developer did not improve their application, the review time will be extended. Because Google needs a more comprehensive review application to ensure that it does not have privacy issues, subsequent revisions will speed up if improvements have been made. In this way, Google hopes to urge developers to improve quality as soon as possible, especially those applications with rogue nature apply for their own unrelated rights.
At the same time, Google also plans to modify the operation guidelines when the review is rejected, including why Google refuses, how developers should modify and appeal. Google will briefly explain the problem with the application in the rejection email sent to the developer, and the developer should optimize and improve which issues. The Google Help Center also provides an appeal form. Developers can improve their application and fill out the application form and send it to Google for review.