Google removed an NHS-recommended app that doctors suggest to manage Type 1 diabetes from Google Play. Google claimed that the application doesn’t fit with its rules and policy. Here are the details about the blocked diabetes app.
The diabetes app is not compliant with Google rules
Google blocked a health app that manages children’s diabetes. Type-1 diabetes patients use this application, and NHS suggests it for patients. The application sends text alerts to the parents of diabetes children to warn parents.
CamAps FX, the diabetes app, alerts users via Bluetooth to warn them about diabetes. However, Google blocked it from the Play Store because the company claimed the text service was not a “core function.” It is removed from Play Store because Google doesn’t let the app send text messages. That’s why Camdiab, the app owner, must pay for each message to the cloud service to send alert messages.
The diabetes app uses a text message app on the device to alert parents in case of their children’s glucose levels exceed expected ranges. The company must pay high prices if it wants to send the messages via a cloud service.
The diabetes app is now only available on Android devices via the Amazon App Store. You can download it from this store. Cambridge University’s professors developed CamAps FX, and NHS recommends it for use by children from the age of one and pregnant people.
Professor Roman Hovorka from Cambridge University said, “Quite often we see people with a young child on the app sending texts to two, three or four adults. It’s trendy. People appreciate it.”