Android Marketがアプリ評価を導入予定

テスト環境がないのか、Hello Worldが乱立したり、開発者に好き放題使われているAndroid Marketだが、ようやくアプリ評価制度を導入するらしい。

Content Rating for Android Market

目的としては、未成年などに不適切なコンテンツを表示させないために導入するらしい。詳しくはコチラに明記してあるが、評価基準については、以下に抜粋した。

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs
Apps that include references to drugs, alcohol or tobacco products or their use should be rated “Teen” or above. Apps that focus on the consumption or sale of drugs, alcohol or tobacco should be rated “Mature”. Illegal activity or content that is targeted at minors is not allowed in Android Market.

Gambling
Apps with gambling themes or that include simulated gambling should be rated “Teen” or above. Real gambling is not allowed in Android Market.

Hate
Hate speech is not allowed in Android Market. If your app includes inflammatory content that may be offensive to many users, please rate it “Teen” or above.

Location
Applications rated “All” should not ask users for their location at any point. Apps that ask to access course or fine location data should be rated “Pre-Teen” or above. Apps that enable users to publish or share their location with others should be rated “Teen” or above.

Profanity and Crude Humor
Apps that include profanity or crude humor should be rated “Teen” or above.

Sexual and Suggestive Content
Apps that include suggestive or sexual references should be rated “Teen” or above. Apps that focus on such content should be rated “Mature”. Pornography is not allowed in Android Market.

User Generated Content and User to User Communication
Apps rated “All” should not host any user generated content or enable communication between users. Apps that focus on allowing users to find and communicate with each other should be rated “Teen” or above.

Violence
Apps that include mild cartoon or fantasy violence should be rated “Pre-Teen” or above. Realistic or intense fantasy violence should be rated “Teen” or above. Graphic violence should be rated ‘“Mature”. Gratuitous real violence is not allowed in Android Market.

この先、日本国内でもAndroidの普及台数が今後徐々に増えていくことは目に見えている。評価制度の導入によって、もう少し見やすい、使い勝手のいいMarketになることを期待したいところですね。

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