Bling’s Bitcoin Blast reinstated on Google Play store after it was taken down for deceptive practices earlier after the game developers asked Google Play why their application was removed without any prior warning.
1/Last week, @BitcoinBlastApp @Android client was suspended by the Google Play store @GooglePlayDev with no warning. At the time, we were the top ranked #Bitcoin rewards app, with nearly 1.4 Million users and 20K+ ratings
— Bling Official (@bling_fi) January 27, 2020
According to the CEO of Bling, Amy Wan, Bling’s Bitcoin Rewards Game was yanked from the play store last week. The app was reinstated again on the app distribution venue this Jan 30 soon after Bling conducted a Twitter campaign and GooglePlayDev reached out to Bling.
Hi there, thanks for your patience. We’re happy to inform you that the appeal has been granted. Your app will be available on the Play Store again once you resubmit it. Please refer to the latest email sent by our team for more details and follow the guidance there. #AskPlayDev
— Google Play Apps & Games (@GooglePlayDev) January 29, 2020
Bitcoin Rewards Game, Bitcoin Blast
Google pulled Bitcoin Blast (a Match-3 puzzle game) that provides its user’s loyalty points in Bitcoin from its app distribution venue on Jan 20. The Android gaming app was there on the Play store since May 2019. Before the app was taken down, it was ranked at the top of Bitcoin rewards searches and had more than 800,000 users, 13,000 reviews and 20,000 ratings.
Bling’s five-person developer team told the press that they worked really hard to get where they were, but soon after the new Bitcoin Blast update, the app was yanked by the Google Play Store. The new updated reflected new marketing taglines that better reflected the app experience said Bling’s CEO, Amy Wan. Google never explained the reason openly why it pulled Bitcoin Blast from the Goole App Distribution Venue and what it meant by deceptive practices.
Why Google Pulled The App From Play Store?
According to Google, Bling’s Bitcoin Blast didn’t clarify the practices behind the Bitcoin reward system, thus suspended for deceptive practices. Google didn’t provide any further details regarding the suspension neither for its reinstatement on Jan 30.
Amy wan informed the press that they inquire Google for what it perceived as deceptive but didn’t receive any response. She added that the app secured its 20,000 ratings but lost its Play store ratings. She thanked the app’s users for supporting it and said that the team is overwhelmed by the response of their supporters.