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Play html apps

  1. 1. Google Play and HTML based Mobile apps By Saptarshi Katwala - sknj24@gmail.com GDG Chicago Android July 17, 2013
  2. 2. Certain HTML, CSS Mobile Apps have been rejected by Play for not offering a substantial native experience This has led to the in-correct belief that all HTML, CSS or PhoneGap wrapped Mobile apps will be rejected This presentation highlights red-flags that can potentially get an HTML based Mobile app rejected Objective
  3. 3. Play rejects mobile applications that do not: Offer experience that feels like an “app” on the Tablet or Smart Phone Offer a differentiation from a mobile web experience CSS HTML Mobile apps in Play
  4. 4. The following designs will usually get rejected If your app is just a web site wrapped in Web view If your app requires the user to pinch/zoom If your app just looks like text on a page with hyperlinks, and has no native-like styles Websites wrapped in WebViews
  5. 5.  Apps inciting violence, hate, pornography, gambling, illegal activities  Repetitive content; Product descriptions that are misleading  Apps created by an automated tool or wizard still need to be submitted by the developer, not the operator of that automation tool.  Apps that drive affiliate traffic to a website or that provide links to a website that is not the developer’s own.  Apps that send automated SMS or email messages without confirming first with users. Usual Suspects
  6. 6. make changes to the functioning of the user’s device outside the ad simulate or impersonate system notifications or warnings force the users to submit personal information for advertising purposes to access the app. Ads within Apps Must Not..
  7. 7. All transactions related to Google Play apps or in-app purchases must use Google’s own payment system, An app cannot have a name or icon that appears “confusingly similar” to existing products, or those supplied with the device. Miscellaneous
  8. 8. Audience Questions Questions?
  9. 9. Andrew Trice – Phone Gap Evangelist http://www.adobe.com/devnet/phonegap/articles/apple- application-rejections-and-phonegap-advice.html Google Play Developer guidelines https://play.google.com/about/developer-content-policy.html References
  10. 10. Thank You

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