Android users that enjoys using the Themer Android App which launched last year were surely as disappointed when Google unceremoniously removed the Themer Android App for its Google Play Store, after Apple made complaints about copyright earlier this month. However now Google has thankfully re-listed the Themer Android App to the Google Play Store for user to enjoy once again.
The Themer Android App enables Android users to customise the navigation and user interface on a smartphone with ease. However icons used within the app were a little too close to Apple’s iOS 7 designs and prompted Apple’s lawyers to engage a complaint to Google about the application.
Since it was launched the Themer Android App has been downloaded more than 1 million times and offered users over 200 themes to choose from. As soon as Google received a complaint from Apple the Themer Android App was put on hold earlier this month from Febraury 2nd 2014 but has now be re-listed.
The creator of the Themer Android App explains a little more about the process that has seen his app removed and then relished on the Google Play Store over the last few weeks:
“Apple claimed that several icons used in Seven infringed their copyrights. We immediately removed this theme and thought that, at worst, Themer would be back on Play in a few days. But now a week later, we’re facing the possibility that a few days might turn into a few weeks. We’ve spoken to legal representatives from Apple (who have been very nice, reasonable, and helpful), and they have no remaining concerns. But apparently, Google has a process for these things, and there’s nothing we can do to accelerate that process…
We did not receive a warning. Within hours of receiving the letter from Google, we removed the Seven theme. Removing a theme does not require a change to the app as all themes are stored on our server, so as soon as we remove a theme it immediately becomes unavailable to our users. We have complied with Google’s process and submitted a counter notice so Themer can be reinstated and have not heard from them.”
Themer App from the Google Play Store now.