Recode reader Justin Leighton wrote in his latest Recode piece that he is one of the many developers who have been trying to get their apps into Google Play.
He says that Google recently updated its terms of service for the Play Store which allow developers to include a warning if they decide to make their apps available to the public.
“It’s a big change,” he wrote.
“When I was in the beginning, I had to sign up for Google Play to make my app available.
Now, if I want to use my app on Google Play, I just go into my Google Play account and go into the app settings, change the description to ‘Not for commercial purposes’, and hit the ‘OK’ button.
The whole process is a bit of a pain, and I don’t think it’ll be any easier.”
But Leighton is not the only one to have found a workaround.
He wrote:I’m a software developer with a company that sells products and services that integrate with Google Play and I’ve used it for over a year to make apps for the Google App Store.
It’s very convenient and I love it.
I have no interest in getting into Google’s app store.
I’m just trying to do my best to get my app into the Play store.
But Leightman said that even though he’s using the app store to sell his software, he’s still being asked to pay to make his apps available.
“I get this warning message in my Google account every time I go to Google Play,” he said.
“So now I just tell myself, well, I don