It’s been just a week since the Rootless Pixel Launcher got entry into Play Store. But within a week, Google has pulled over the app from the Play Store. Earlier, it was made available from Github or other third party websites. It was made available last week on Play Store, but suddenly it is taken down from the Google Play Store.
The reason seems to be quite specific as it needs companion app to install. So, as like always, Google do not permit these kind of apps in the Play Store. So, it is now not available on the Play Store.
Currently, it is used by many users via third party websites. They are enjoying the features of this Rootless Pixel Launcher. Today, Developer of the app, Amir Zaidi took to his Telegram and conveyed the message that app “cause[d] users to download or install applications from unknown sources.” He has also said
“Great, my Play Store release got suspended for this reason: Apps that cause users to download or install applications from unknown sources outside of Google Play are prohibited.
So that means I cannot have the Bridge installation popup as it is right now and need to find an alternative solution..
Also, it seems like my package name might be permanently banned which means people will have to install the launcher again and setup their home screen again when I republish it. This happened because of a mistake from me and I will try to get it fixed as soon as possible. I don’t have a lot of time because Uni started again but I will try to get it fixed this evening.”
Well, currently the Rootless pixel Launcher is not available on the Play Store. Users can use it from the third party websites or its Github page. So, developer has launched an appeal to get the app approved on the Play Store again.