It was my understanding that Google would only enforce the Advertising ID policy on new and newly updated apps from August, but it looks like they might be targeting all apps now.
I’ve already updated a few apps to comply with Advertising ID as I release updates for other reasons, but they’ve flagged one of my apps as being in violation, even though I haven’t touched it since MAY 2014!
I know for a fact that I haven’t touched anything in it’s listing either.
Anyone else seeing this happening?
Obviously I will be updating this app ASAP as that’s all I can do.
Looks like it may be more of a preemptive warning, rather than something I have to address right now. When I go on the app’s listing in the dev console I get this dialog:
It looks like its more of a forceful reminder, but as usual its worded in a way that you wouldn’t want to wait.
I have plenty of other apps still not updated, so I don’t get why just this one has been flagged. Probably a Google bot.
I had two active apps with some old startapp sdk and few days ago I got this alert, so I updated apps and it was ok.
Today they flagged one of my apps, that is unpublished for long, long time, and message still says, that “all new and updated apps” have to comply with advertising id. Why then Google checks unpublished apps?
I don’t think its worth taking a chance, given Google’s attitude to developers lately.
People seem to get banned for next to nothing sometimes, so its probably best to give them as little reason as possible to target you.
My app, which is unpublished since June 2014 received warning that uses SDK advertising network incompatible with the new policy of Google (Advertising ID).
I wrote to google but maybe something else I should do.
Yeah it only seems to be flagging old StartApp SDKs, which StartApp sent a message out to urge people to use their latest SDKs.
I’ve had 4 warnings come through now, but they don’t send them via e-mail, so they aren’t proper notices. Still a good idea to update in any case.
I received one of these warnings some days ago. I can’t remember if it was for StartApp or Appflood. It was a game that hadn’t been updated since March and wasn’t showing any ads at all of these networks as i control it from a server. Anyway i deleted the sdk from my game, reuploaded to GP and the warning was gone.