According to a new report, 85 popular Google Play Store apps with over 8 million total downloads were found to be forcing full-screen ads when installed on your smartphone.
The Google Play Store is the biggest, and safest, way for users to get apps for Android devices. For that reason alone, developers are keen to get their apps in the store, but Google first has to vet those applications in a review process. In the past week, Google has quietly increased the amount of time it takes for a new Android app to go through the Play Store approval process.
According to a new report from security research firm Trend Micro, a hefty 85 Android apps have been caught serving fraudulent ads that take over the user’s screen — and those apps have been downloaded 8 million times.
Publishers want their apps to be found. People want to search for apps. The Play Store has ways of letting the two meet through various promotions, sectioning, categories, and, now, tags: developers are now able to describe their apps with up to five words or phrases.
9to5Google reports that the ability to add tags debuted on the Play Console about a week ago, which Google says will help the Play Store determine where to place the app and how to compare other apps to it. Read More