Originally Posted by RSenG2x
That's what I've heard from some sources... It's kind of an Apple move though...
Ok I dont mean to sound like a tight-ass or a stickler, but c'mon! Before i comment, i just want to say your a great dev for creating this app and becoming the most known app for implementing similar functionality to the Motorola feature. I'm copy-pasting this from your G+ page (Mods/OP if i am offending you or the rules please feel free to delete this post):
You stated that Google initially sent you this:
...and my comment was this:
REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of section 4.3 of the Developer Distribution Agreement.
You agree that if you use the Market to distribute Products, you will protect the privacy and legal rights of users. If the users provide you with, or your Product accesses or uses, user names, passwords, or other login information or personal information, you must make the users aware that the information will be available to your Product, and you must provide legally adequate privacy notice and protection for those users.
Correct me if I am wrong but, the initial reasoning seems to be related to the way your app handles personal info. Your app is making use of a Google service (Google Now) and is possibly aiding in accessing personal data, which may mean you have a permissions issue or just a "be clear about what data you access" issue (it may be that you don't even know what data specifically your happening to access with your app). Just judging from what i see here, you have failed to even address the issue brought to your attention before assuming Google is just trying to stop you with a personal motive. Your app isn't the only app trying to mimic this functionality, although yours does it well (it really does) the rest remain in Google Play. I think you should try and find the root problem, fix it and see if Google will let you publish with the same package name again.
I wasn't sure if you were going to get this on G+ so i thought I'd post it here once to get it to you (No spam intended), i just hate when devs give backlash and not at least try to solve the issue brought to their attention first... it could be this or I am just totally missing something.