I asked a question on Google Play Games, which is an Android application. It got closed as off-topic.

https://android.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic says that "Using a particular app on your Android device" is on-topic.

So I am confused: why did my question on Google Play Games get closed?

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    I didn't cast a vote either way, but most probably: because your question is not about using the app on your Android device. It is about whether or not there exists a website frontend for the service, independent of the app (or Android). – eldarerathis Jan 12 '15 at 18:01
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    @eldarerathis Thanks, I see. I've re-posted it on gaming.stackexchange.com then (gaming.stackexchange.com/q/201532/19400), not sure how it is going to be received there. Maybe webapps.stackexchange.com otherwise. Any other ideas of SE where that could be on-topic by any chance? – Franck Dernoncourt Jan 12 '15 at 18:07
  • I'm not sure. We haven't seen many questions along this vein, to be honest. It's kind of a weird area between Android-specific and maybe-not-so-much. The only roughly similar situation I can think of is Google Voice, and in the past we've generally directed people to Webapps for questions about interacting with the GV service outside the app (as in, via a browser). – eldarerathis Jan 12 '15 at 20:29

Well, like eldarerathis suggested, the question was independent of the Android OS or using an app thereon. Hence this was closed on the grounds of being off-topic.

And on the other hand, Issues with the Google Play Store (or any other app marketplace) from the point of view of a developer or publisher are explicitly off-topic and does not apply to your question.

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