A couple of days ago, the Market account of another developer I know has been suspended.
What’s the reason for that?
According to the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement, there are several reasons. Let me sum things up for you, here are the four main reasons:
Firs of all, I assume you don’t do something that is obviously not permitted, like showing violence or porn or uploading malware.
The second big thing is: Try not to use intellectual property of others. You might have done that because you needed a cool image or sound to test something in your app, did a short image search or forgot to mention a content distributed under CC license, and tadaaa: There you have your violation.
The third thing is not to respect the Android Market Developer Program Policies. The most common error here is to do something too obvious to optimise your Market Position. This means: Keyword spamming or repetitive content in your app’s description is not allowed. I’ve seen a couple of popular apps being kicked out of the Market beccause of this. If you want to optimize your app for more visibility in the Android Market however, stay tuned, I will publish an article on this topic soon.
Fourth: Follow the content rating guidelines. You should read this especially when your app needs the user’s location. In most cases, your content rating might then be too low. But: when your app doesn’t meet this guidelines and Google finds out, they will adjust your rating first. When you repeat to change the rating back, your app will be removed (and eventually your account).
You (usually) get a second chance
Finally, even if your app violates the Android Market DDA, at first only the app will be removed. Only if this happens repeatedly, your whole account will be suspended.