Android App Content Ratings Go Live

When developers create apps or games for Android, they are now required to submit them with a content rating.

The four content ratings are as follows… All, Pre-teen, teen, mature.

“To prepare for this launch, starting next week, developers submitting new or updated applications will be required to include a rating for all applications and games uploaded onto Android Market. In addition, developers will have the next several weeks to add a rating to their existing applications and games. Once content rating is visible to users, any applications or games that do not include a rating will be treated as “Mature”.”

As pointed out in the quote above, developers of apps will need to edit them now to include ratings. If ratings are not included by the deadline (several weeks), those apps will be tagged as Mature to keep things on the safe side.

It is expected that these ratings will go live within the next week or so when Android 2.3 Gingerbread is announced.

Via: Droid Gamers

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