As of last month, Apple developers have had to specify what types of data their applications are collecting. It has been mandatory since December 8th. However, Google doesn’t seem to want to talk about the topic, which is why updates are stopping.
The last update of a Google app on iOS was on December 7th. That was a day before Apple’s commitment to make data collection transparent. According to Fast Company, this behavior is intended by Google to avoid saying everything it gathers with its applications. And as is well known, Google absorbs a lot of information from users in order to make targeted advertising.
Apple’s commitment to data transparency applies to developers submitting a new app or an update to an existing app. Those who didn’t submit anything before December 8th have nothing to communicate … and that’s exactly where Google finds itself.
It is certain that Google will have to make updates one day or another. The group cannot keep their iOS applications in this state for life. We need to add new features and correct bugs. But Google doesn’t do anything yet. Conversely, updates have appeared on the Android site since December 7th.