In older versions of the Branch Android SDK (1.2.6 to 2.11.0) calls were made to https://api.branch.io/v1/applist endpoint. We disabled and deprecated this endpoint in 2015, but it seems that it is not enough. We believe a recent update to the Google Play Store policies prompted these new violations. In response, Branch has removed all the potentially hostile code from our Android SDK and released an updated version on 8/14/17. This was limited to our Android SDK and our latest SDK complies with the privacy policies of the Play Store.
Please update your Android app to use the latest version (v 2.11.1) of the Branch SDK and re-submit it to the Play Store.
Updated almost 2 years ago