Google announced its deployment of a new system for detecting and filtering on the Play Store to take action against developers who use illegitimate means to boost the ranking of their applications in the best charts of the store.
This will affect applications that use methods such fraudulent installations, false criticism, and incentive ratings, the company noted.
TechRadar reported that while Google already had the technology used to detect these kinds of manipulation attempts, the new system is a step forward in terms of accuracy.
When it detects an application that moved the cards by ill-gotten means, the system filter. In addition, developers who continue to engage in these practices will have their applications withdrawn from Google Play.
According Kazushi Nagayama and Product Manager, Andrew Ahn, developers sometimes use fraudulent installations, fraudulent critical assessments and incentives to manipulate the placement of their applications in the store. improved systems for the detection and filter are designed to reduce this.
"If a facility is conducted with the intent to manipulate the placement of an application on Google Play, our systems will filter and detect the" Nagayama wrote and Ahn. "In addition, developers who continue to exhibit such behavior could have withdrawn their applications to Google Play."
They added that this kind of manipulation violates the Google Play development policy and night to other developers by preventing their changes to be discovered or recommended.