KDE Connect got removed from Google Play

Lydia Pintscher lydia at kde.org
Tue Mar 19 11:16:56 GMT 2019

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:32 AM Nicolas Fella <nicolas.fella at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hey,
> very recently KDE Connect got removed from Google Play due to a policy
> violation. That policy restricts the use of the SMS permission, which we use
> for SMS synchronization with the desktop. The app is back up now, with the SMS
> features removed. Google allows apps to apply for an exception (the exception
> list explicitly allows cross-device sync as a use case). We applied for an
> exception months ago and did not receive an answer until recently and got
> denied without further explanation or chance of talking to a human. KDE has
> been affiliated with Google in various occasions (e.g. GSoC). I'm wondering if
> there is a chance we could leverage the existing contacts to Google to at
> least get the chance to talk to a human being and discuss the issue?

Hi Nicolas,

Can you send the details to the board (kde-ev-board at kde.org)? Then we
can take it from there.


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