Tasker briefly disappears from the Play Store due to automated removal
Tasker is certainly one of the hottest power-user instruments for Android, giving folks the capability to automate many capabilities. As nice as the app is, Tasker hasn’t been exempt from Play Store approval points, and was even briefly eliminated from the retailer again in 2015. Tasker was one once more pulled from the Play Store yesterday, however has fortunately already returned.
Some took discover when the app grew to become unavailable final night time. The takedown wasn’t the results of a defective replace, since Tasker was final up to date in January, so it appeared like an automated Google system may need been to blame.
@joaomgcd seems like Tasker is eliminated from Play Store?
— Arun (@arunkumar_9t2) February 15, 2020
The developer rapidly made a put up about the takedown on the Tasker subreddit, stating he obtained an electronic mail saying the app had been eliminated due to “Missing runtime permissions” and “Unable to verify core functionality of app.” Tasker had already been granted an exception from the latter requirement, since that rule would not apply to automation instruments.
Tasker returned to the Play Store quickly afterwards. The developer famous that the Play Developer Console now has added fields for offering the Play crew with directions for app assessment, and since he had not beforehand crammed them out, the app was doubtless topic to an automated removal:
My idea is that these fields are actually obligatory for all Device Automation apps (presumably different kinds of apps that want the SMS/Call log permissions as effectively). […] Now I’ve put out an replace that did not replace the APK however merely crammed in these fields and Tasker is now again, so hopefully issues can return to regular. I’ve misplaced half a day value of purchases. Hope that does not convey Tasker down in the rankings on Google Play an excessive amount of.
It’s annoying to see so many absurd Play Store takedowns in such a brief period of time — simply this week, Slide for Reddit was pulled as a result of the age score was set to 17+ as an alternative of 18+. Unfortunately, Google’s automated assessment course of doubtless is not going wherever.