Russia’s war against Ukraine will soon prevent Russian Android app developers from getting their money’s worth, because the sanctions imposed by the West do not stop.
According to Google’s latest announcement, users will no longer be able to pay for Russian application developers’ applications on the Google Play Store, and developers will no longer be able to update these applications.
Russian paid apps will be automatically banned, free apps will not be subject to this rule
In the announcement published on the Play Console website, Google announced that as of May 5, 2022, Russian developers announced that the sales of applications developed by Google Play Store will be stopped.
However, free apps will not be subject to this rule. Users will still be able to download and use these apps, and developers will be able to update their apps. However, according to Google, paid apps will be automatically banned.
According to Google, Russian paid app developers have a few options. Russian developers can convert their apps to free apps or remove in-app subscription systems if they want their apps to stay on the Google Play Store. What are you thinking? Please do not forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments.