Official Statement from Go Shopping Philippines on the Postponement of the Soft Launch on July 16
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 glitzes 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.