Google recently warned developers that apps which use accessibility services outside of its intended purpose will be banned from Play Store.

In a Reddit post, a developer showed an email from Google which instructed him to explain to users how his app uses the ‘android.permission.BIND_ACCESSIBILITY_SERVICE’ to aid users with disabilities. It also said that apps which fail to comply within 30 days will be removed from Google Play.

Accessibility services is an API which makes it easier for users with disabilities to perform tasks on a device such as filling out forms automatically, but it also often exploited by malicious apps to get additional permissions.

 

Source: ZDNet

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