iOS developers are all too familiar with the harrowing week-long wait that Apple puts them through while it reviews their submissions to the App Store. That can put a lot of pressure on people working on short deadlines.
But of late, the company seems to got much quicker at vetting apps. According to AppReviewTimes, which keeps tabs on this sort of thing with anecdotal data from users, the mean approval time has fallen to just under two days in the past two weeks, down from 8.8 days a year ago.
The site looked at review time reports tweeted by 326 developers in that time. Apple declined to comment on the quicker response time, but it may not be a coincidence that it’s sped up its process just a month ahead of its developer conference.
Google, on the other hand, takes only hours to review Android apps submitted to its Play store, because part of the process is automated by software that checks for viruses, malware and content violations like sexually explicit images.
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