Mitron app removed from Google Play, alleges content policy violation
Google has suspended the Mitron App giving it a red flag and said that the app violates Google’s ‘Spam and Minimum Fungility’ policy.
The Mitron App, which was touted as the Indian version of TikTok, saw such immense popularity that the app has been downloaded over 50 lakh times in a few days. But the sooner this app became popular on Google Play, the sooner this app has disappeared from the Google Play store. Yes, the Google Play Store has removed the Friends app. Actually, it was recently revealed that this app is a rebranded version of another app, which was created by a developer from Pakistan. According to the report, Google has removed it from its platform for violating the ‘Spam and Minimum Fungility’ policy.
According to Google’s policy, copying content from another app without any original change is a violation of Google’s rules. The policy states that (translated) “We do not allow apps that provide users with an app-like experience already on Google Play.” Apps should provide users with a better experience through their unique content and services. “
Significantly, as soon as friends started raising questions about the origin of the app, it was revealed that this app was purchased from Pakistani software development company Qboxus for $ 34 (about Rs 2,500). Irfan Sheikh, founder and CEO of Qboxus, told News18 that, (translated) “what the developer has done is not a problem. He has paid for the script and used it, which is fine.
But the problem is with those who are calling it an Indian-made app, which is not completely true, as the developers have not made any changes to the app. ”