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Oh well! The free version of has been removed by Google.

I know people started to report it. But... Why the reason is for "payments policy violation"? I appealed for that but I will not re-upload anything for this version.

Don't forget to get it with : f-droid.org/en/packages/fr.gou

or the version built from sources. Follow @mastalab for links to apk.

Strangely, the paid version is not *currently* affected.

Of course, I didn't get a reply yet. But, the free app always had links to donation platforms for months.
I suspect a strange move to keep only one app (the paid one) after reports. Though, I don't update the free version, it was a good way to know what Fedilab is and then go to Fdroid or to the paid version.
But if it's only about payments policy violation, I think it will be harder to shutdown the paid version that does respect everything on that point.

@fedilab @mastalab Do you know the exact reason? Maybe its because its to similar to a paid app?

@ConnyDuck @fedilab @mastalab Fck for Google and use #Fdroid for all your Applications instead.

@ConnyDuck
It seems to be the same reasons that I got with the paid app "links to paypal & liberapay". I removed them in the paid version with flavors but not for the free version.

"Alternative payment mechanisms to Google Play’s in-app billing service are only permitted if the products purchased are to be used outside of the app."

@ConnyDuck but at this time, they blocked an update and didn't remove the application from the store.

@fedilab @mastalab
you had both a free version and a paid version on g-play? was there a difference between the 2?

@falgn0n The free version is no longer maintained. It allows users to test it and then, they can get the up-to-date one with FDroid for free or pay a little amount to get the one which is up-to-date.

@fedilab yaay google...
but hey fdroit + donations are way better.

but sadly ppl use this way far to less ^^v
@rick @fedilab Google provides - as Apple - the infrastructure. Whey they should den accept alternative payment methods.
@nawi @fedilab they would never do that.. cause that would mean money loss ^^v
@fedilab @mastalab it's a huge bummer to hear that this happened. At least folks can still get it from F-Droid for the time being.

@zalandocalrissian
Yes, but it's the free version, it has been like that for months.

@fedilab @mastalab Google and Mastodon both share having far left people corrupting them and ruining them.
I used to write code for AOSP and quit because of what Google has become. They also horde any financial benefits of the work. I am not their digital sharecropper anymore.

@fedilab @mastalab This is really depressing to see, but I'm happy you've elected to keep your app neutral to this whole mess. Sorry to see google has not.
@fedilab
Maybe they were mad its free elsewhere but paywalled on gplay

Gplay sucks anyway
@mastalab

@fedilab I think you should go with the paid version at the playstore. Nobody should have a problem paying a few bucks for a goog and often updated app. All the others have the option to load the free version from fdroid.

@fedilab So I have the paid version from the Play Store. Should I delete it and switch to the fdroid version? I don't mind paying for it again there.

@gomez No, strangely Google doesn't shut down the paid version.

@fedilab yeah I get that, but it's it better for either or both of us to switch to fdroid long term? I'm happy to stay with what I have but I'm just checking if there's any advantage one way or the other.

@gomez Fdroid is a guarantee for safe apps, because they build from sources and everyone can check.
For fedilab, as far as the paid version is not shut down, no need to move :) (Fdroid & Google are the same). You paid for it, and I won't stop to publish releases. I know that I am under pressure but I won't give up. I am only building tools for everyone.

@fedilab Dude you are doing a great job and it's a great app.

@fedilab
I'll donate to you for your troubles, I use Fedilab from the FDroid Repo and like it greatly. I knew you would catch crap with the gab fiasco, but didn't figure it would be this fast.
@mastalab

@fedilab @mastalab Is it because of the payed version? Is it exactly the same?

@gudenau
It's due to donation links. The free app has less features because it's no longer updated.

@fedilab Huh, strange. Guess you would need to do in-app things if you want donations? 🤷

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