2021 Clover code freeze

It’s that season when Clover merchants are at their busiest. Clover aims to help merchants by allowing them to focus on their business and sales. Our annual code freeze is a period where no new code is deployed on our platform. This freeze also extends to third-party apps built with our APIs and SDKs. The freeze schedule is intended to protect merchants from disruptions in their processes during a busy and stressful period.

Clover support will be temporarily reduced due to the code freeze; so please note and observe the following guidelines:

  • App approvals will continue through the holiday season, with the exception of the periods defined in the following sections.
  • Only submit APKs that are for major bug fixes.
  • Approved apps will be marked as private until the code freeze ends.

Here’s the high-level view of how we’ll be handling apps and APKs during the freeze.

Clover platform

Updates paused November 19 - January 2

During this time, we will not be updating the Clover APIs, SDKs, or any other platform services.

App approvals

App approvals will continue

Since holiday spending affects a subset of merchant verticals, we will continue with app approvals through the holiday season.

November 20 - November 28 and December 17 - January 2

App approvals will continue to be worked throughout these periods, though there will be delays. We appreciate your patience as many of our team members will be celebrating holidays with their families.

Critical updates

From December 2 to December 16, we will only approve new APKs that are necessary to fix major issues with your app. Submitting an update during this period is done at your own risk.

Keep in mind that Developer Relations may have reduced staff at this and any other point during the freeze. We strongly recommend you do not release any new features until after January 2nd when we can provide timely support for your app.

Happy holidays!

Clover Developer Relations


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