Documentation

App Review Process

Every app that is created for MIKROS must be approved. The first approval process is just a preliminary check to make sure the content you are working on is appropriate as defined below. The second approval process comes after you have published your app to either Google or Apple. We confirm that your app is live on the store, and then go to work to help promote your product free of charge. App promotion is just a nice side effect of being part of the MIKROS ecosystem. It happens autonomously with no additional work required. You will receive live updates about user conversion, redirects to your published apps, clicks, installs and more.

To use MIKROS your app and content must follow this guideline. Here are the reasons your app could be rejected:

Child Endangerment

Apps that include content that sexualizes minors are subject to immediate removal from MIKROS, including but not limited to, apps that promote pedophilia or inappropriate interaction targeted at a minor (e.g. groping or caressing).

In addition, apps that appeal to children but contain adult themes are not allowed, including but not limited to, apps with excessive violence, blood, and gore; apps that depict or encourage harmful and dangerous activities. We also don’t allow apps that promote negative body or self image including apps that depict for entertainment purposes plastic surgery, weight loss, and other cosmetic adjustments to a person's physical appearance.

If we become aware of content with child sexual abuse imagery, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the MIKROS Accounts of those involved with the distribution.

Inappropriate Content

To ensure that MIKROS remains a safe and respectful platform, we've created standards defining and prohibiting content that is harmful or inappropriate for our users.

Sexual Content and Profanity

We don't allow apps that contain or promote sexual content or profanity, including pornography, or any content or services intended to be sexually gratifying. Content that contains nudity may be allowed if the primary purpose is educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic, and is not gratuitous.

Here are some examples of common violations:

  • Depictions of sexual nudity, or sexually suggestive poses in which the subject is nude, blurred or minimally clothed, and/or where the clothing would not be acceptable in an appropriate public context.
  • Depictions, animations or illustrations of sex acts, sexually suggestive poses or the sexual depiction of body parts.
  • Content that depicts or are functionally sexual aids, sex guides, illegal sexual themes and fetishes.
  • Content that is lewd or profane - including but not limited to content which may contain profanity, slurs, explicit text, adult/sexual keywords in the store listing or in-app.
  • Content that depicts, describes, or encourages bestiality.
  • Apps that promote sex-related entertainment, escort services, or other services that may be interpreted as providing sexual acts in exchange for compensation.
  • Apps that degrade or objectify people.

Hate Speech

We don't allow apps that promote violence, or incite hatred against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or any other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.

Apps which contain EDSA (Educational, Documentary, Scientific, or Artistic) content related to Nazis may be blocked in certain countries, in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Here are examples of common violations:

  • Content or speech asserting that a protected group is inhuman, inferior or worthy of being hated.
  • Apps that contain hateful slurs, stereotypes, or theories about a protected group possessing negative characteristics (e.g. malicious, corrupt, evil, etc.), or explicitly or implicitly claims the group is a threat.
  • Content or speech trying to encourage others to believe that people should be hated or discriminated against because they are a member of a protected group.
  • Content which promotes hate symbols such as flags, symbols, insignias, paraphernalia or behaviors associated with hate groups.

Terrorist Content

We do not permit terrorist organizations to publish apps on MIKROS for any purpose, including recruitment.

We don't allow apps with content related to terrorism, such as content that promotes terrorist acts, incites violence, or celebrates terrorist attacks. If posting content related to terrorism for an educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic purpose, be mindful to provide enough information so users understand the context.

Sensitive Events

We don't allow apps that lack reasonable sensitivity towards or capitalize on a natural disaster, atrocity, conflict, death, or other tragic event. Apps with content related to a sensitive event are generally allowed if that content has EDSA (Educational, Documentary, Scientific, or Artistic) value or intends to alert users to or raise awareness for the sensitive event.

Here are examples of common violations:

  • Lacking sensitivity regarding the death of a real person or group of people due to suicide, overdose, natural causes, etc.
  • Denying a major tragic event.
  • Appearing to profit from a tragic event with no discernible benefit to the victims.

Bullying and Harassment

We don't allow apps that contain or facilitate threats, harassment, or bullying.

Here are examples of common violations:

  • Bullying victims of international or religious conflicts.
  • Content that seeks to exploit others, including extortion, blackmail, etc.
  • Posting content in order to humiliate someone publicly.
  • Harassing victims, or their friends and families, of a tragic event.

Dangerous Products

We don't allow apps that facilitate the sale of explosives, firearms, ammunition, or certain firearms accessories.

Restricted accessories include those that enable a firearm to simulate automatic fire or convert a firearm to automatic fire (e.g. bump stocks, gatling triggers, drop-in auto sears, conversion kits), and magazines or belts carrying more than 30 rounds.

We don't allow apps that provide instructions for the manufacture of explosives, firearms, ammunition, restricted firearm accessories, or other weapons. This includes instructions on how to convert a firearm to automatic, or simulated automatic, firing capabilities.

Marijuana

We don't allow apps that facilitate the sale of marijuana or marijuana products, regardless of legality.

Here are some examples of common violations:

  • Allowing users to order marijuana through an in-app shopping cart feature.
  • Assisting users in arranging delivery or pick up of marijuana.
  • Facilitating the sale of products containing THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), including products such as CBD oils containing THC.

Tobacco and Alcohol

We don't allow apps that facilitate the sale of tobacco (including e-cigarettes and vape pens) or encourage the illegal or inappropriate use of alcohol or tobacco.

Here are examples of common violations:

  • Depicting or encouraging the use or sale of alcohol or tobacco to minors.
  • Implying that consuming tobacco can improve social, sexual, professional, intellectual, or athletic standing.
  • Portraying excessive drinking favorably, including the favorable portrayal of excessive, binge or competition drinking.

Other Real-Money Games, Contests, and Tournament Apps

We don't allow content or services that enable or facilitate users' ability to wager, stake, or participate using real money (including in-app items purchased with money) to obtain a prize of real world monetary value. This includes but is not limited to, online casinos, sports betting, and lotteries that fail to meet the requirements for Gambling apps noted above, and games that offer prizes of cash or other real world value.

Here are examples of violations:

  • Games that accept money in exchange for an opportunity to win a physical or monetary prize.
  • Games with “loyalty” (e.g. engagement or activity) points that (1) are accrued or accelerated via real-money purchases which (2) can be exchanged for items or prizes of real world monetary value.
  • Apps that accept or manage gambling wagers, in-app currencies required for participation, winnings, or deposits in order to obtain or accelerate eligibility for a physical or monetary prize.
  • Apps that provide a “call to action” to wager, stake, or participate in real-money games, contests, or tournaments using real money, such as apps with navigational elements (menu items, tabs, buttons, etc.) that invite users to “REGISTER!” or “COMPETE!” in a tournament for a chance to win a cash prize.

Ads for Gambling or Real-Money Games, Contests, and Tournaments within MIKROS-distributed App

We allow apps that advertise gambling or real-money games, context, and tournaments if they meet the following requirements:

App and ad (including advertisers) must comply with all applicable laws and industry standards for any location where the ad is displayed;

Ad must meet local licensing requirements for all gambling-related products and services being promoted;

App must not display a gambling ad to individuals known to be under the age of 18:

App must not be enrolled in the Designed for Families program;

App must not target individuals under the age of 18;

If advertising a Gambling App (as defined above), ad must clearly display information about responsible gambling on its landing page, the advertised app listing itself or within the app;

App must not provide simulated gambling content (e.g. social casino apps; apps with virtual slot machines);

App must not provide gambling or real-money games, lotteries or tournament support functionality (e.g. functionality that assists with wagering, payouts, sports score/odds tracking, or management of participation funds);

You must not have an ownership interest in gambling or real-money games, lotteries or tournament services advertised within the app;

App content must not promote or direct users to gambling or real-money games, lotteries or tournament services

Only Gambling apps (as defined above) or apps that meet all of these Gambling Ads requirements may include ads for real-money gambling or real-money games, lotteries or tournaments.

Here are some examples of violations:

  • An app that’s designed for under-age users and shows an ad promoting gambling services.
  • A simulated casino game that promotes or directs users to real money casinos.
  • A dedicated sports odds tracker app containing integrated gambling ads linking to a sports betting site.
  • A news app that shows ads for a gambling service owned or operated by the app’s developer.
  • Apps that have gambling ads that violate our Deceptive Ads policy, such as ads that appear to users as buttons, icons, or other interactive in-app elements.

Illegal Activities

We don’t allow apps that facilitate or promote illegal activities.

Here are some examples of common violations:

  • Facilitating the sale or purchase of illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • Depicting or encouraging the use or sale of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco by minors.
  • Instructions for growing or manufacturing illegal drugs.

Unapproved Substances

MIKROS doesn't allow apps that promote or sell unapproved substances, irrespective of any claims of legality. Examples:

  • All items on this non-exhaustive list of prohibited pharmaceuticals and supplements.
  • Products that contain ephedra.
  • Products containing human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in relation to weight loss or weight control, or when promoted in conjunction with anabolic steroids.
  • Herbal and dietary supplements with active pharmaceutical or dangerous ingredients.
  • False or misleading health claims, including claims implying that a product is as effective as prescription drugs or controlled substances.
  • Non-government approved products that are marketed in a way that implies that they're safe or effective for use in preventing, curing, or treating a particular disease or ailment.
  • Products that have been subject to any government or regulatory action or warning.
  • Products with names that are confusingly similar to an unapproved pharmaceutical or supplement or controlled substance.

For additional information on the unapproved or misleading pharmaceuticals and supplements that we monitor, please visit www.legitscript.com.