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Android Apps Must Be Rated by Developers

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Nov 24, 2010, 10:02 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Google will be instituting a new mandatory ratings system for applications that appear within the Android Market. The four ratings are All, Pre-teen, Teen, & Mature, and must be applied to all applications by their developer. This includes apps that have already been published. Google said that apps with no content rating will default to Mature. Google believes that the new rating system will help end users choose apps and content that is best suited for them.

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JeffdaBeat

Nov 26, 2010, 12:06 AM

Always tell the truth?

So the developers are to come up with their own criteria of what's good for all and what's mature? What's the standard?
I'm assuming that there will be standard criteria for this much like there is for games and movies.

At least I would hope so.
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Dread_99

Nov 26, 2010, 8:10 PM

Ok

I have no problem with that. This will even help some find that special app they're looking for 😉
Dread_99 said:
I have no problem with that. This will even help some avoid that special app they're not looking for 😉



Fixt.

Along with that, can we force the advertisers to rate their ads an...
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