Google Play SDK problem

scott at scott at
Thu Jul 30 18:20:07 EDT 2020

Thank you for your thoughts. I don’t think the ad checkbox would have been checked. (It isn’t checked now and since I was only vaguely aware of its existence, it seems unlikely I would have checked - and then unchecked it - accidentally.

When opening the android apk with BBEdit, I found the text below (ad checkbox not ticked and builds from both LC 9.6.0 and 9.6.1 (rc1) contained this string.)  I am not knowledgeable enough to know if this really has anything to do with the advertising SDK.    The new "Families Policy Requirements” has a list of allowed ad SDKs (when targeting an app for children) so it may be that Google Play is now implementing an automated check for ad references and that something that normally got through is now triggering this alert. Does that sound possible? Not sure whether to submit again to Google Play or create a bug report.

+$SWITCH_TABLE$android$net$NetworkInfo$State A$SWITCH_TABLE$com$inneractive$api$ads$InneractiveAdView$ViewState 4$SwitchMap$com$amazon$inapp$purchasing$Item$ItemType G$SwitchMap$com$amazon$inapp$purchasing$KiwiResponseHandler$ResponseType M$SwitchMap$com$amazon$inapp$purchasing$PurchaseResponse$PurchaseRequestStatus [$SwitchMap$com$amazon$inapp$purchasing$PurchaseUpdatesResponse$PurchaseUpdatesRequestStatus $VALUES $assertionsDisabled 
%d,%d,%d,%d %s < %d %s < %d AND NOT %s %s = %d &a= &cid= &eid= &g= &h= &hid= &k= &lg= &mn= &nt=3G &nt=WIFI &osudi= &po= &t= &v= &w= ' AND  ' can't be consumed. ', ( A(%s, requestId: "%s", getUserIdRequestStatus: "%s", userId: "%s") U(%s, requestId: "%s", itemDataRequestStatus: "%s", unavailableSkus: %s, itemData: %s) M(%s, requestId: "%s", purchaseRequestStatus: "%s", userId: "%s", receipt: %s) Ç(%s, requestId: "%s", purchaseUpdatesRequestStatus: "%s", userId: "%s", receipts: %s, revokedSkus: %s, offset: "%s", isMore: "%b") L(%s, sku: "%s", itemType: "%s", subscriptionPeriod: %s, purchaseToken: "%s") `(%s, sku: "%s", price: "%s", itemType: "%s", title: "%s", description: "%s", smallIconUrl: "%s") $(%s, startDate: "%s", endDate: "%s") () ()V D(?i)((?:http|https|file):\/\/|(?:inline|data|about|javascript):)(.*) (TTleft;TTright;)V (Z 	(decimal) ) ") because another async operation( ) is in progress. ): 
): IAB helper is not set up. )I )V )Z * 
**** Error:  *. */* , ,  
, height:  
, item type:  
, purchase:  
, result:  , since you don't own it! 	, token:  
, type is :  	, width:  , y:  - -1 .  
. No token. . Request code:  
. Response:  .0 .3 
.AppReceiver .fileprovider/share .jpg 
.mblandroid / /* /I /android_asset 00 02 ¥0:OK/-1001:Remote exception during initialization/-1002:Bad response received/-1003:Purchase signature verification failed/-1004:Send intent failed/-1005:User cancelled/-1006:Unknown purchase response/-1007:Missing token/-1008:Unknown error/-1009:Subscriptions not available/-1010:Invalid consumption attempt á0:OK/1:User Canceled/2:Unknown/3:Billing Unavailable/4:Item unavailable/5:Developer Error/6:Error/7:Item Already Owned/8:Item not owned

Scott Morrow
Elementary Software

> On Jul 30, 2020, at 11:20 AM, JeeJeeStudio via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Yes, that was what i was thinking too. Else it would not get into the standalone.
> Op 30-7-2020 om 19:18 schreef J. Landman Gay via use-livecode:
>> I've never seen that. Did you accidentally tick the ads checkbox in standalone settings?
>> -- 
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
>> HyperActive Software |
>> On July 30, 2020 12:29:00 AM scott--- via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>>> I have an app (Windows, Mac, iOS and Android… thank you LC!) that is aimed at children. It does not contain advertising. I recently submitted an update to Google Play and although it was accepted into the store a few weeks ago, today I received the notice below. I am suspicious that this is not currently addressed by LC. Has anyone else encountered this and if so how was it solved?
>>> —————————————————
>>> — from Google Play—
>>> —————————————————
>>> Hi Developers at Elementary Software,    After a recent review, we found that your app Terrific Triangle (com.elementarysoftware.terrifictriangle) is not compliant with one or more of our Developer Program Policies. Please resolve the issue within 30 days of the issuance of this notification or your app will be removed from Google Play.
>>> Issue with your app
>>> We have detected that your app includes non-certified ad SDKs or SDKs that are not approved for use in child-directed services.
>>> About the Families Policy Requirements
>>> Any SDKs used in the app must be appropriate for use in child-directed services. Additionally, apps that solely target children must not contain any SDKs that are not approved for use in child-directed services, including ads SDKs. Apps in the Designed for Families program must only use ad SDKs that have certified their compliance with the Families Ads Program <>.
>>> —————————————————
>>> Scott Morrow
>>> Elementary Software
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