January 17, 2021
Hot Topics:

Mobile Apps to Get ESRB Ratings

  • By Developer.com Staff

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and CTIA, a wireless industry association, have announced a plan to bring ratings to mobile apps. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Microsoft and others have agreed to a plan that would give apps ratings similar to those that appear on video games.

Developers would be asked to fill out a questionnaire that seeks to determine whether apps contain references to sex, violence, drugs, foul language or other content deemed inappropriate for young children. The apps would then receive an age-related rating.

However, neither Apple nor Google have signed up to participate in the ratings program. Experts wonder if the program will be successful without the two biggest app stores participating.

View article

Originally published on https://www.developer.com.

This article was originally published on November 30, 2011

Enterprise Development Update

Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date