DHIS2 Android Capture App temporarily not available in Google Play

Dear community,

Due to a new Google Policy regarding COVID-19 crisis the DHIS2 Android Capture App has been temporarily removed from the Google Play Store as it lacks the official approval from an International Health Organisation.

We are working on this (have already initiated contacts with Google and other actors) so it can be back in the Play Store as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, if you urgently need the application you can find it in the official Github Repository

And we are adding here the direct links:

We apologize for any inconvenience and we will keep updating this post with any news.

Best.

Update: 3/06/2020 - 18:02
The App is back in Google Play! Announced in the Community here.
Update: 3/06/2020
We have provided letters and emails from several actors supporting the application as a COVID-19 valid Application and we have received a confirmation from Google that they are looking into them. We will keep updating this threat with more information.
Update: 27/05/2020
We are still awaiting a response from Google. We initiated contacts last week via other means like Twitter (thanks for your support and retweets) however it seems it didn’t speed up the process. We are also trying to reach them through some contacts hoping this will speed up the process. As soon as we get any news we will update this thread.
Update: 18/05/2020
We have not received any news from Google yet. We are assuming that as they explain in their web review of Apps can take now up to 7 days due to the crisis. We are hoping to have a response this week.
Update: 14/05/2020
The UiO has sent a letter to Google on the same date of the issue (12/05) and we are still awaiting for their response. It seems that during the COVID-19 crisis they are a bit overloaded. We will keep updating this thread with any news.
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Fascinating. Are there any lessons learned for the community here? I mean, the old apps are still there so it’s curious that the new app was targeted for takedown. Was it possibly related to a ‘covid-19’ tag in the description or something? Thanks for the update.

Hi Edward,

exactly that was it. We don’t mention covid in the description but in one screenshot in the listing… (that now we cannot be edited because the app is suspended

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Hi Edward,

exactly that was it. We don’t mention covid in the description but in one screenshot in the listing… (that now we cannot be edited because the app is suspended

Wow. Our experience has been that the Apple store is usually the pedantic one. Totally unreasonable. Given that they could have ‘Googled’ it themselves, one would think they’d at least reach out before pulling a move like this. Ah well. The joys…