Should Google Control over The Applications of Google Play?

When at Google the bright purchased the company which by then was called came up Android Inc, perhaps never imagined that they had made what could be the purchase of the century. Today, the operating system is an ecosystem that is much larger than what we can come to understand, and the big G has put much effort in it every time better.

There are few adversity that has had to confront Google owning Android, maybe most of them either the Security, that it did was gained a bad reputation among users of be a little secure operating system, which, at least now, is not certain, however much that argument is made using the root or viruses.

In terms of the root, there is much myth that turns out to not be true, and in terms of viruses, makes sense that among some virus since it is the most used in the world mobile operating system and, therefore, that more attacks receives. In this regard is improving, but what is there about the? the application control?

Google has much control over the applications, but perhaps not enough

So an application can publish in Google Play, You must first pass a series of checks, which looks for malware, which do not serve to root our terminals or which fails to comply with the General conditions that puts Google, just some examples. It is a strict control, but may not be sufficient.

The search engine has put a lot effort in making Google Play a safe shop where we can download applications that we want without risking our phones in the process, and already at the end of last year made a check to thousands of applications in search of anything that could cause problems for users.

Those who are lovers of the root and everything that surrounds it, we can feel somewhat indignant of that not to publish applications that help us to root or flashing ROMs, so we must go to other sites, but we must understand the position of Google, looking for a greater security in our terminals.

In addition, would not be coherent if they stopped publishing this kind of apps when each version of Android they hinder more and more the root, which in turn helps to make the banking entitiess (the main driver of the mobile payment) trust in Android so tomorrow can pay without a card.

Possibly more than one will say “but there are applications that require root store.” Yes, but, at least in the vast majority, they require or recommend whether you’re for use)Titanium Backup, Greenify to use it in a more comprehensive way…), but in any case rootearan your terminal.

But outside this, do I say to that I might not be controlling applications enough? Because there are more things, as well as malware, that concerned users. Specifically, I want to try this article about advertising on apps that sometimes is out of control and the minimum age to be able to use certain apps.

Advertising, one of the most irritating things for users

Until he came Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, many terminals, only by having downloaded some app, advertising appeared in you in the notification bar even if you were not in that application. Basically, they were invading your mobile without warning anywhere and, above all, without inviting you to dinner before (lack of romanticism).

While on Android 4.0 solves this problem, not solve the issue of the advertising within the application, and in fact still without a solution. And I am not speaking of those applications that simply show a small strip at the top or bottom, or just showing it in some specific sections, but those in which there are full-screen.

This kind of windows full screen can be closed easily, but what finally destroy the user experience is that it can be displayed in the middle of a game, or with such frequency you can just use it a minute unless you appear happy ad.

I’m not against the advertising in free applications, as it is the only way for the developer to gain some money, provided it does not interfere in the proper use of this app. Nobody likes that every moment appears a window full screen with an ad that, in some cases, you can not close until after a few seconds.

Here Google should pull the ears to various developers that you invade advertising, so you just lose patience and, while it could be a very important app for ti, uninstall it to preserve your sanity intact. Google should be hard and limit the size of the banner ads so that developers and users are satisfied.

They should control the age of the users of certain apps more

Perhaps for more than one pass this issue somewhat unnoticed, but there are people of all (or almost) the ages using Android, relatively small children included, and clearly not all applications are suitable for all ages. It is true that they put a little sign that says “PEGI XX” (where XX is the age), but that is no more than a mere suggestion.

A while ago I read a news on Phandroid that advertised that Tinder would require a minimum age of 18 years to use it, and is that until now the minimum age was 13-year-old. Apart from be a measure that was taken up makes enough, unless they have done something about.

This control should take it Google (in relation to applications published on Google Play, obviously), do not give a mere suggestion, but restrict real age which can use an app, because, for example, today it is easy that a 12-year-old child can play a game that contains explicit violence (rating: PEGI 18).

A solution that I think (I like to dream, call me rebel if you want) is that, to the login in Google Play, ask the Date of birth as a prerequisite and that I can not download apps that require an age that is, so that when you arrive, to unlock that possibility, as if it were a game.

I think it would be a measure that is very interesting and easy to implement, since not all developers who publish content not suitable for all ages would impose itself alone this limitation. In addition, your Google birthday you could mail a greeting and, incidentally, give you some payment app, It would be a nice and even romantic gesture.

Either way, Google, if you want to satisfy their users in a more general way, will have to control their applications a little more. The debate is open for new solutions or review to what extent can this affect users.