Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Aug 2013 17:09 UTC
Google Google has revised its Play Store rules. This is new:

Apps and their ads must not add homescreen shortcuts, browser bookmarks, or icons on the user's device as a service to third parties or for advertising purposes. Apps and their ads must not display advertisements through system level notifications on the user's device, unless the notifications derive from an integral feature provided by the installed app. (e.g., an airline app that notifies users of special deals, or a game that notifies users of in-game promotions).

I've never encountered any of these, but good to see them banned.

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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 24th Aug 2013 22:43 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

I HAVE encountered these things and they stink

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by intangible on Sat 24th Aug 2013 22:53 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I always rip out the app as soon as I see this garbage behavior.

A normal person has a hard time connecting which installed app is causing the ad, so it's great they're going to be banned by ToS so they'll get removed from the store once reported.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by pashar on Sun 25th Aug 2013 07:37 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
pashar Member since:
2006-07-12

Exactly. As soon as I see such thing, I uninstall the app responsible.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by KrustyVader on Sun 25th Aug 2013 12:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

And also vote it down.

Unless in the program description or during install process it warn me about ads.

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