Applications that place advertisements on your lockscreen can sometimes (or always) be annoying. When it comes to me, I do find it annoying when I see adverts on my phone’s lockscreen and that’s why I am personally glad to write this article, that Google (finally) bans those applications that place advertisements or in other words, apps that monetize “your” lockscreen in order for them to earn money.
Most people (including me) find it acceptable when applications have in-app advertisements, either in the footer or as a pop-up. Google is taking the steps and actions as they took when they banned Advertisements that are placed in the notification bar several years back. The company has laid out a new rule in a new section in the developer’s monetization page, the new section is known as “Lockscreen Monetization” which says:
“Unless the exclusive purpose of the app is that of a lockscreen, apps may not introduce ads or features that monetize the locked display of a device.”
But, third-party lockscreen apps are able to display advertisements on the lockscreen.
Though, what do you think about this new change? Do you think that developers should have the right to place advertisements anywhere they desire? Let us know in the comment section below.
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