In what might be a misunderstanding, a small group of developers under the name of Better Android Apps has had their developing account suspended from the Market. The group has sent Google the following email.
Our developer account was suspended today, we have no ideas why. Can you please take a look and let us know? We believe we have not violated any android market policy.
A few of our applications are among the most popular apps in the android market, with a few millions downloads. We really hope this is just a misunderstanding and sincerely hope we can work something out.
Thanks in advanced,
The response from Google is as follows.
Your Android Market developer account has been suspended due to violations of our developer agreement and policies. You may view these terms here:
As a result, your developer account has been closed and your apps have been unpublished from Android Market. Please note that developer suspensions may span multiple Android Market account registrations. Please do not register a new developer account. We will contact you should your account become reinstated.
The Android Market Team”
Not particularly helpful. Google has had a few cases where they pull a developer account for seemingly no reason, and their lack of support afterwards is making many people nervous. A lot of developers have chosen Android over iOS to avoid this issue. What will happen if Google gets as tight-fisted as Apple? Hopefully it won’t come to that. If you want to support the developers or help them get their account back, hit up their blog in the source link.