Google has denied any app developers penalized in its Google Play because of the methods of payment that they put at the disposal of users. This is certainly possible, however, came to light regarding the app Papaya, to which the developers Mountain View company has sent a letter of warning and warning, intimating them to change the payment methods offered to users. Basically, now Papaya has 30 days to abandon Paypal and Zong, in favor of the payment system integrated into Google Play.
He Shen, the founder of Papaya, said only that, right or wrong this claim, you must follow the regulations.
Google, for its part, responds to all those who paint her as too excessive behavior, saying that the rules on methods of payment have not been changed since it was made last time, in March 2011. Going to read these regulations shall be known as Google leaves developers free to choose the payment method you prefer when it comes to selling goods or services unrelated to the app itself, and must necessarily use the payment system integrated Google Play when you want sell legal content to the app, such as premium services or other. From this point of view, actually, Papaya is located in the wrong.
In what way should be interpreted in this decision by Google? It obvious that Big G wants, first, to push and make known its products and services, therefore in some way to force developers to use their payment method, there could be. It seems however that the current climate in Mountain View, from the point of view of Android, is significantly changed compared to some time ago. It is no coincidence, in fact, that Google may have started to be more “severe” with the developers after leaving the Android Market and introduced Google Play , which offer not only app, but also videos, music and more. As if to say that Android is growing up.