July 24, 2014

Android Market: Behold, The Change is Coming

I just received very interesting notification from Android Market notifying me that the developer console will be out of service Nov 18 for whole 6 hours. Now, I’ve had apps on the market for almost 2 years now and I’ve never before received notifications like this one. The only thing that I can think of – it’s gotta be something massive or at least substantial.  What will it be? New ranking system? Web-based app store? What do you think?

Here’s email in all it’s glory:

A Notification from Android Market: Planned Maintenance Outage

Hello,

We’re writing to inform you about a planned service outage impacting Android Market that requires your attention.

We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console on Thursday 18 November 2010 from 10AM to 4PM Pacific Standard Time. During this time, there will be view-only access to the Developer Console at http://market.android.com/publish. You will be able to view your list of applications and error reports; however, you will not be able to upload new apps or make updates to existing apps. The publish status of your applications and use of the Android Market app on phones should not be impacted.

Thanks, and we appreciate your patience while we work to improve Android Market.

Regards,
The Android Market Team