I don’t use admob or any ad packages in my existing mobile app built with Expo, but I received an EMail from Google on July 30th saying I have 30 days to make my app compliant with Google Play policies for Children’s apps or the app will cease to function.
The EMail said:
“Issue with your app: We have detected that your app includes non-certified ad SDKs or SDKs that are not approved for use in child-directed services.”
Again, my Expo app has no ads. And there is nothing in the app.json or package.json that specifies ads or any type.
My research suggests the same as the Original Poster. But my app doesn’t even reference any ads.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I guess I could try to re-submit the app but not put it in the Kids section of PlayStore, but the documentation suggests that will still get rejected because the app is directed towards kids as the audience.