Google has suspended the Trump 2020 campaign app from the Google Play Store for policy violations, the company confirmed, following a report from Android Police which noted the app was unable to load any content and appeared to have been taken down.

Both the Android version of the app and its iOS counterpart has been left online since the November 2020 elections but hadn’t received recent updates — which likely contributed to the app’s stability issues.

The Play Store version hadn’t been updated since October 30, 2020, for example, says app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

According to Android Police’s report, the app was hanging and couldn’t load content, and it reported connectivity issues. We understand the issue was as they described — when users downloaded the app, it would either hang on the initial loading screen with a spinning “T” logo or it would immediately report a server error at startup. In either case, it would never load the app experience at all.

Recent user reviews on the Play Store noted these issues, saying things like “will not open,” “the app doesn’t even work,” “absolutely terrible doesn’t even work,” “wouldn’t open keep saying check connections,” and more. One user even asked the developer to respond to the numerous complaints, saying “please reply to people commenting. It’s not loading.” Another implied the issues were Google’s fault, noting “worked great, until Google canceled it.”

Google, however, didn’t drop it. The Trump 2020 Android application has really been encountering issues for quite a while before Google made this move.

For instance, a tweet from around a month back portrayed a comparable arrangement of issues:

Google disclosed to TechCrunch the application has not been prohibited from the Play Store, just suspended for its non-usefulness. It very well may be restored if the issues are tended to. The organization additionally said it endeavored to connect with the application’s designer prior to bringing down the application, yet never got a reaction.

“The Trump 2020 mission application as of late quit working and we contacted the engineer on numerous occasions trying to get them to address the issue,” a Google representative said. “Individuals expect that applications downloaded from Google Play give a base degree of usefulness and our approach is to eliminate non-working applications from the store on the off chance that they are not fixed.”

In spite of the issues on Android, we found the iOS adaptation was as yet ready to stack upon the first dispatch and could send affirmation codes to a telephone number at join. However, when you visited the application’s fundamental screens, it likewise now presents a blunder message. This blunder doesn’t influence your capacity to peruse the previous substance on iOS, in any case.

Sensor Tower discloses to us the Android form of the Trump 2020 application hadn’t seen any new introduces since February 7, 2021. The firm additionally noticed the Android application had around 840,000 introduces contrasted with close with 1.5 million on iOS.

This isn’t the first run through the Trump 2020 application’s issues have stood out as truly newsworthy.

In the months paving the way to a year ago’s official political race in the U.S., various TikTok clients chose to savage the application in its App Store client audits. (For reasons unknown, Gen Z clients accept a modest appraised application will be naturally eliminated from the application stores. That is false.)

But rather their endeavors at the time had the option to bring the application’s general star rating down to simply 1.2 stars, and in the long run constrained the Trump 2020 mission to reset the application’s evaluations.

In spite of the fact that the political decision is long finished, clients have still been leaving terrible audits on the application alongside their 1-star evaluations. At times, the savages even endeavor a bit of humor simultaneously.

“App attempted a coup to overthrow my phone’s operating system,” said one Play Store reviewer. “I’ve suffered enough since 2016,” said another on iOS.

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