Today’s product update was going to be all about our Android Beta progress...
Yesterday we pushed out an Android Beta update that fixed the major issues people were experiencing. Shortly after we received a notice from Google that they had pulled our app from the Play Store for too much nudity.
We are pushing the creative edge.
We strongly support a creator’s artistic right to share his or her art - even when that work makes a strong statement and may contain nudity.
While we’ve worked to filter explicit content from our Android App per Google’s rules, they feel as though we need to go further. We are working with Google to understand the additional steps required for their approval. We are confident that we will be back in the Play Store soon.
As a reminder, you can always use Ello on the web (or mobile web) to view NSFW content.
On a more positive note, we are simultaneously working on an entirely new discovery paradigm. We’re hoping to help people better find the things they love. More details coming soon.
Awesome background images by @nathancraig.