Developers have until March 15 to make their apps complaint. If they aren’t by that date, Google might take actions such as reducing visibility or removing the apps entirely. This could be a good thing for developers trying to gain a foothold in the Google Play Store, and this purge could remove a ton of “zombie apps” from the store.
Zombie apps can cause quite a big problem for developers who are trying to make a name for themselves and their apps on the Google Play Store, as they take up space and make it harder for up-and-comers to get their apps seen.
We’ll see just how much this helps the situation next month. Many of those zombie apps won’t be updated to become compliant with Google’s rules, so we can likely expect to see many removed when March 15 rolls around. With security concerns at the center of this move, it sounds like a winning scenario for both serious developers and consumers.
SOURCE: The Next Web