My app got suspended from Google Play , now what ?

Hello my fellow developers ,
About a month ago , I have published my first app to Google play ,
I have seen very good downloads as I am focusing on some popular keywords ,

however I have been using some assets form other web sites and now Google suspended my app due to : Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.

here is the complete email :
This is a notification that your application, ####, with package ID com.###, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.

All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts. If your account is terminated, payments will cease and Google may recover the proceeds of any past sales and the cost of any associated fees (such as chargebacks and payment transaction fees) from you.

If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of your application as a new package name. Before uploading any new applications, please review the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy.

If you feel we have made this determination in error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this removal.

The Google Play Team

It is fair , I know and it is my mistake , but I need to know what Google means by repeated violations , is this means I have only one more chance or there is some space here ?

As you may know Google does not reply to such email and inquiries so I thought may be some of you have some experience with this situation …

In order to answer, we need to know the details. Did you violate intellectual property or not ? Did you impersonate another application ? Any deceptive behavoir ?

Act like it is the only chance you have. I read reports of people who got banned after second violation (even after first!).

So, if you were using Admob for monetization then along with suspending your developer acount they could also terminate your AdMob account as well. Has anyone had that happen to them?

Can u tell us what is your app?

It is a girls game for dressing up a cartoon character which seems to be copy righted by the cartoon producers …

Welcome to Google Play :slight_smile: They can ban you whenever, I think that they use a random function to decide when to ban.

Don’t try to reply the mail,it is a waste of time , Google really have to work very hard in this area,actually they don’t take care about their developers

Re-build! I’ve lost ton’s of apps, all you can do is re-build, Google doesn’t care,

I heard they won’t let you once you have an account banned?

:slight_smile: hah, welcome Google Play… I lost 12 accounts, I was angry but didn’t give up. Created next 16 accounts and fck Google. They gave me taste of dollars so they can’t kick me out. Rebuild and upload app when loose account, create new.

Fuck yeah, Do it BIG $$$$

Once you get a taste of that app money, they won’t ever get rid of you


That happened to a friend of mine - his problem was, that he used “Mickey Mouse” in app’s title. His account was banned, but he opened a new one, renamed the title and is now up and running again.

I will consider that if something happens

We shouldn’t tell it here but forum haven’t many visitors so I can give some simple guide:
-find some anonymouse visa, many banks have it in their offers, u haven’t create bank account to get it, in some countries u can buy it even in newsagents, also u can buy account on but cost is $100
-do something with IP, change internet, buy vps, etc. find solution
-do sth with eclipse, it’s spying! change laptop, make virtual machines, buy vps and use it to compile your apps, etc.
-all data u are using in google play cannot be connected to your old data, get some friend data, use fake, your choice

I gave here everything to be anonymouse in Google Play, do not ask more in PM, think, just think, most of readers are IT specialist so think… :wink:

Thanks ramzixp. What sucks is I’ve logged on my accounts in a lot of places where I live (friends, free wifi spots etc).

When you sign an app (obviously with a new key) I’m wondering what sort of information they store- If it’s just app data or if it stores computer data too (ip and or Mac address etc.). To hide a Mac address you can just get a new networking card (I believe).

it can be also HD ID or CPU ID, storing this data is very easy

what about admob account , I think it can be linked too , right ?

It can be linked but usually no. I don’t use admob, it sucks but I have still admob and checkout accounts without my google accounts. So it’s not linked.

Yeah especially with its lower CTR Admob really sucks now. I have noticed higher CPC already though.

What if I work normally on my same old eclipse, but when I have to build the new APK, I do it from a different computer? Will that do?