Google has launched a full-scale campaign to try to stop people using its Android mobile app for a promotion.
Al Jazeera English has obtained internal documents from the US tech giant that show how it is trying to make its mobile apps a bigger part of its advertising efforts, including by introducing the ability for developers to use the app as a way of monetising them.
The documents reveal Google is considering a range of new features, including a new “Mobile App Promotion” feature that allows developers to place ads in the Google Play store for people to download the app, and a new app promotion service that would give developers the ability to monetise users by offering them a link to the app and a reward.
Google has not yet responded to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.
Google said the move was necessary to give developers more control over their apps and give them more flexibility in managing the app’s advertising.
“The Android mobile platform allows developers and advertisers to create, share, and monetise apps in a variety of ways, including through mobile apps,” the company said in a statement.
“These apps are used by millions of people across the world, and we believe that they offer valuable new advertising opportunities for our partners and advertisers.”
The company added that the changes were part of a “massive redesign” to the Android platform and that “there will be no more ads in apps”.
Google’s strategy appears to be aimed at trying to stop developers from creating mobile apps that are widely used by users and advertisers.
Developers have been able to create apps for the Android operating system for years, but have been banned from creating apps for Android devices that run other operating systems such as iOS.
The US tech company has been criticized by some users and privacy groups for allowing its mobile app developers to offer “unlimited” promotions, as well as for blocking them from being installed on users’ devices.
Google’s mobile app promotion feature would allow developers to make the app an offer, which would give them access to a number of ads from their mobile app.
If an app was installed in users’ phone, Google would send the app to the developer’s mobile ad network, which could then offer a link back to the users’ app.
Google does not have a way to monitor how many people have installed the app.
Instead, Google has said the new feature will allow developers who have an Android app to offer the app on the GooglePlay store for free.
Google also wants developers to start making the app available to their users as a “mobile app promotion” for free, and to start placing ads in their app to promote their mobile apps.
Google is also looking to make it easier for users to find their app, according to the documents.
“It is critical to our advertisers that we provide a unified experience to both users and developers when it comes to making mobile apps and that we do so with a high degree of consistency,” Google said in its statement.
The company also said it would “continue to work closely with developers to help them deliver the best experiences to their customers”.
“We’ll continue to work with our developers to ensure that they’re using the right tools to offer great mobile experiences to customers,” Google added.
The new feature has already been used by some companies, such as YouTube, but is not available to everyone.
Google did not respond to a request for details on how many apps had already been installed on Android devices, but said it had not seen a large volume of apps on users devices that could be used as mobile apps promotion.
Google added that its mobile advertising plans for Android users were designed to target “millions of people”, and that it was currently working with developers on a mobile app offer for advertisers.
Alarmingly, Google is also testing an app promotion for iOS users that allows them to download and install apps from the Apple App Store for free to their devices.
“We want to be transparent about the platform that we’re on and why it is so important for our customers and partners,” Google wrote in a blog post.
“With this new partnership with the app developers, we’re building a new way to support their needs to be able to provide the best mobile experiences for our users and partners.”
Google said that it would continue to partner with app developers on the platform to provide users with “great mobile experiences” and to provide “good user experience”.
Google has been criticised for allowing developers to install apps in their devices without their permission.
Users have also complained that they are not able to use their devices to launch apps from other apps, which makes it hard to install and uninstall apps.