His flare coronavirus, which was recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has affected many aspects of our daily lives. 175.000 cases have been diagnosed worldwide and about 6.500 people have been killed by the virus, which makes the situation critical and needs immediate action. Across the globe, efforts are already being made to limit its spread COVID-19. One of the measures taken was the cancellation of conferences such as MWC 2020, Google I / O and many more. The effects of the pandemic are pervasive around us as time goes on and appear to have affected the evaluation times of Google Play.
A consequence of the quarantine imposed by the coronavirus is the longer duration of manual checks performed by developers Android in applications. In cases where an application requires manual evaluation, an employee at Google he has to take on this job. THE company it has adjusted the working hours of its employees due to the protection measures taken for the pandemic. A notification in the Google Play Console informs you that developers should expect evaluation times of applications for more than 7 days due to "customized working hours".
The report, flagged by Android Police, was re-confirmed by a Google spokesman:
“Due to the ADJUSTABLE WORKING HOURS THIS PERIOD, WE ARE POSITIONING TO DELAY IN THIS ASSESSMENT TIME. WHILE THE CONDITION IS CONTINUOUSLY UNDERSTANDING, APPLICATION REVIEW TIMES MAY BE DIFFERENT AND NEED 7 DAYS OR ABOVE. "
For the time being, the situation does not appear to be getting any better in the near future, on the contrary, it is expected that it has not yet reached its global reach. Therefore, h Google it may adopt stricter domestic policies in the coming weeks. The coronavirus pandemic is changing the world and affecting our lives. We have to fight together to deal with it.