It looks like Google is about to cull a whole heap of apps that don’t meet the terms of its User Data Policy (opens in new tab), with notices being sent out to app developers around the globe.
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Developers have been given until March 15 to comply with this request, at which point Google will either limit visibility of offending apps, or remove them altogether.
Presumably, this would mean a mammoth mop-up of millions of dead apps – many of which haven’t seen any sign of development in years – that will hopefully lead to a cleaner and less-cluttered marketplace, maybe even rivalling the tidiness of Apple’s App Store.
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