Google Play and the coronavirus: more time to review, only apps official and other changes

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The pandemic of COVID-19 is affecting all sectors, including the main store of Android applications. After that increase the review time to one weekcreate a exclusive section for COVID-19 and delete all the apps are not official topicGoogle has summarized the changes in Google Play recent related coronavirus.

It is a publication directed primarily at developers of applications, so that know what to expect these days when you publish or update apps on Google Play. Some of these changes because we knew them, while others could sense but had not been confirmed by Google.


A longer review

Notice

To mid-march Google began to notify developers of applications through a notice in the Developer console Google Playthat reviews of applications take more time: seven days or more.

Now Google gives us some more information about it. Not all applications will be treated equally, but that reviews of some applications will be prioritized over otherfor example, the application of official entities government, public health organizations, and the like. This applies both to updates that need a review as to publications of new applications.

As on previous occasions, Google recommends to developers who want to launch their application or game on a particular day, use the scheduled posts. The system is climb up to the application beforehand (for example, a month before), so that you have enough time to be reviewed, but without publishing it until you get the specific day.

Applications COVID-19: only the official

Coronavirusapps

If in February there were appearing in the Google store all kinds of applications on the coronavirus -some better than the other– a few weeks later they would disappear as if by magic. In its place, Google he was wearing a section on the matter in his tent, with only a few applications for each country.

Now Google gives us some more information to the context, confirming that only approve applications that reference COVID-19 if they come from an official sourceas a government, or a public health organization. In addition, such applications cannot count on any system of monetization such as advertising, shopping integrated or donations. Google has references to COVID-19 in the app name, description, list of changes and screenshots.

The fight against reviews inappropriate

Rese

The pandemic of COVID-19 has been assumed that some apps are getting a major peak of attention, sometimes paired with a pico reviews inappropriate or unjustified. What we saw recently with an educational application that I kept receiving reviews of 1 star.

If other sections of Google Play have reduced their capacity, in the review of reviews that have been marked as inappropriate, Google claims to have expanded capacity to remove reviews inappropriate.

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