Among other functions, the app allows men in Saudi Arabia to dictate when and where adult women under their "guardianship" are allowed to travel, thus allowing their rights to travel through airports and borders to be revoked.
Women in the ultra-conservative kingdom must by law have male guardians, whether it be a husband, father, brother or uncle, who gives permission for them to do everything including studying, marrying, renting a house, and travelling.
Google and Apple are appealed by Human rights defenders for excluding Absher, the Saudi government app, from their platforms.
The Google's decision not to remove the app follows the lead of a previously signed letter, by over a dozen members of the USA national congress which demanded from Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Time Cook to remove the app from respective stores.
This isn't the first time that the tech companies have come under fire for hosting apps.
It claimed that the app was spreading hatred against the groups, but Absher still continues to exist on the Play Store.
Californian Democrat Jackie Speier joined 13 colleagues in Congress to demand the app be removed.
A Saudi government-made app which allows men to track the movements of their wives and specifically, restrict their travel, has been making headlines worldwide. While Apple is still reviewing and yet to announce its decision.
"We call on Apple and Google to assess the risk of human rights abuses on women, which is facilitated by the App, and mitigate the harm that the App has on women", Amnesty International told the Washington Post in a statement. Spier told the publication that Apple and Google can easily remove the app, much like when they pulled Living Hope Ministries, an app which encouraged users to convert LGBTQ people.