Visual Voicemail pulled from Android Market by Google

• 26/02/2011

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Google pulled a move we normally see Apple pull off, as they removed an app from the Android Market called PhoneFusion which is a visual voicemail app with special features you can buy from the developers website, outside of the Android Market. This is something many other apps have done in the past, but with the new Android Market released, and payment options available in most markets, Google would prefer the payments to go through their processing. The app was in violation of section 3.3 of the Developer Distribution Agreement which states;

If you want to collect fees after the free trial expires, you must collect all fees for the full version of the Product through the Payment Processor on the Market… All fees received by Developers for Products distributed via the Market must be processed by the Market’s Payment Processor.

They can make the fixes and re-submit the app, but unfortunately, it’ll lose its ratings, and download stats, which are over 1 million downloads. Bummer.

[via – Engadget]
[Source – GigaOM]

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