Googles serves notices to Food delivery apps Zomato and Swiggy for their in-app gamification features that allegedly violate the tech giant’s Play Store guidelines.
Just weeks before Paytm was blocked from the Play Store for a few hours for violating Google’s policy on sports betting activities.
Zomato confirmed receiving the notice and termed it as “unfair”, when contacted.
“Yes, we have received a notice from Google. We believe that the notice is unfair, but we are a small company and have already realigned our business strategy to comply with Google’s guidelines,” in an e-mailed response a Zomato spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that the company will be replacing Zomato Premier League with another program by the weekend.
While Swiggy did not comment on the development, sources said the company has paused the in-app feature and is in conversation with Google on this issue.