Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday June 27, 2011

Google Fined by Taipei Over App Refund

It looks as though Google is in trouble in Taipei for not following the law regarding app refunds. The law in Taiwan requires a seven day trial period on all apps, while Google currently only gives you 15 minutes to decide. Making matters worse for Google, Apple has already agreed to the seven day stipulation.

"Google refused to change its rules," Betty Chen, the head of a consumer protection at the city government, said. Apple changed its rules. Under the terms of service for Google?s Android Market, consumers are allowed only 15 minutes to decide whether they want a refund after buying an app online. In reaction, Google suspended the sale of its paid apps to Taiwan consumers, according to Chen, who described the move as "unfriendly".