Google's imminent shutdown on Accessibility Services APIs permission

The Android system in the effort of making specific features or functions easier for people with disabilities to use, allow developers to access core components via the Accessibility services.

While many developers take advantage of the powerful API to enhance the functionality of their apps, which quite often aren't aimed at helping disabled users.

And there are over a thousand of such apps in the Play Store that add, enhance, and tweak functionality to make the Android experience much better.

But an imminent change from the Play Store terms could put an end to it all, Google is preparing to shut down universal access to its accessibility services APIs within the next 30 days, according to a report credited to Android Police.



The report claims that mails were sent out to a number of developers, that apps using accessibility services which are not explicitly being used “to help users with disabilities use Android devices and apps” may be booted from the Play Store unless the functionality is revoked.

This shutdown may actually impact Android users' experience, as there’s high probability that many of their favorite apps uses accessibility services to enhance functions.

Albeit, your favorite apps will not lose their functionality, but it does present some difficulties.

Google warns that “repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of developers account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts.
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