When Honeygain started, we offered an unseen functionality for our users - getting paid passively for sharing your internet connection and becoming a traffic proxy. Google, in our opinion, wrongfully interpreted this functionality as abusive behavior. Google explained that Honeygain had breached the Developer program Device and Network abuse policy which says ‘Apps that facilitate proxy services to third parties may only do so in apps where that is the primary, user-facing core purpose of the app.
We contacted Google directly to understand what must be done to fix the issues, we offered Google to look over our code, hire a third-party audit company to evaluate our app, but Google being Google responded with template answers that explained nothing so - we simply gave up. At the time we had already successfully distributed our app on all other major Android stores without any issues and the Apple AppStore (as you might know Apple has a thorough app review procedure). We’ve notices that users find our app easily and know how to install it sourced from other app stores or our website so we decided, that we do not require to have the Honeygain app on the Google Play Store to have a growing audience of Honeygainers!
You can always find the latest version of the Honeygain app on our website.