I’ve created an Ionic 2 app using the Spotify API. It’s a playlist builder for a particular genre. Users swipe through songs to decide if they would like to add them to their playlist. I use the Spotify API with cover art and 30 second preview clips.
Today I attempted to deploy to the play store and was rejected for Unauthorized use of Copyrighted Content in in-app content and screenshots. Mind you, I have GIANT Play in Spotify buttons as per Spotify’s TOS. I have a giant and unsightly bright green Log in with Spotify button. I have made it clear in my app description that it is powered by Spotify. My app icon and feature image are 100% original. Some of my screenshots contain, wait for it, album art that is present everywhere in my app that was legally obtained from the Spotify API. Yet that doesn’t seem to be able to get me into the Google Play store.
Short of tossing the app I’ve spent a good while on in the trash… What do I do? Is it the screenshots? Have any of you had a similar problem? How do all these apps get published using the Spotify API?