Feel free to change the channel if you've seen this one before, but the widely used SeriesGuide app has disappeared from Google Play. This piece of phone and tablet-friendly software is great for tracking which episodes and series you've watched and keeping up with new releases. Earlier today the developers sent out a tweet alerting users to the app's removal.
SeriesGuide was removed from Google Play for violation of its Content Policy. Submitted an appeal and waiting for a response.
— SeriesGuide (@SeriesGuide) April 23, 2015
If we had to wager a guess as to why Google pulled SeriesGuide, it's probably from the use of unapproved images on the app's Play Store page.
It's worth pointing out that Google highlighted SeriesGuide as one of the best apps of 2012, which goes to show that no app is above the company's content policy. Fortunately, while we've seen many apps pulled from the Play Store as of late, most of them seem to re-appear eventually.
The bigger issue is the continued lack of warning or an explanation. Developers shouldn't have to appeal to figure out exactly what it is they've done wrong.
For now SeriesGuide is off the air, and the producers are waiting to find out why.
- Bruno Balint