Go Shopping Philippines recently announced the soft launch of their app this coming July 16, but this afternoon, they have sent a notice to media outlets about the postponement of the said launch because of app publishing issues that have been raised by the Go Shopping app developer on iOS. They issued an official statement about this, so please read the statement below.
July 15, 2021
It is with sincere apologies that Go Shopping Philippines, and GEP Solutions, our partner developer would like to inform our friends in the media and the general public that there is a need to postpone the Go Shopping Philippines soft launch tomorrow because until today, IOS is still needing time to continue review our registration.
Considering that this project is such a gargantuan system development, it is understandable that deep scrutiny will be done, and this is why we have submitted our application way ahead of time. However, the situation is aggravated by the fact that the pandemic has caused the Apple store to operate slower than usual and this is evident in their own statement in their website.
Furthermore, on June 7, 2021, Apple released new policies and guidelines that changed the scenario for the developers to adhere to- adjustments we had complied with already. We shall wait for our IOS approval in the next two weeks and will definitely open our E-Commerce site by the end of July whether we get our IOS accreditation or not. This means we will serve our customers with just the Android registration and people can download our site using only Google Play while waiting for Apple App to be functional. If we have our choice, it is best to launch with both Google Play and App Store together. However, if it takes longer time to wait for the other, we will proceed definitely, with just Google Play.
In the meantime, we will continue our Beta Testing while waiting for the IOS approval for two weeks more, and ensure that the system will be running smoothly, hopefully devoid of glitches and other threats. We understand that since there are many facets of our mega app that need deeper scrutiny so we do not blame Apple in doing what they need to do. Under the circumstances, however, we seek understanding from the general public and continue to communicate to all with excitement that alas, a Filipino mega E-commerce App is about to serve them. The soft launch will happen on July 31, 2021.
Looking forward to see this published soon as consumers from the Philippines deserve bigger, better retail services, and choose what platform they want to purchase essentials to stuff their pantries in.