GitHub app marketplace submission review time

Would anyone happen to know approximately how long it takes for initial review?

Also, I’m assuming the above that I see at the bottom of the manage listing screen is inaccurate? It doesn’t really make sense.

> To become verified, GitHub Apps should have a minimum of 100 installs and OAuth Apps should have a minimum of 200 users.

In order for my app to be installed, it would need to be published (not in draft mode). My app can’t be published without becoming verified since plans need to be paid for. Or am I expected to only offer a free app until I have 100 installs?

Update: I was told that they are pausing on app reviews for an unknown amount of time.

Oh lame, did they give any reason why? I’m preparing an app to be reviewed too, currently it’s unverified and has a free offering, but in order for it to be sustainable I need to start charging for it.

They said “Currently approvals for verified apps are paused while our Marketplace team is making some changes to the approval process.” That was nearly a month ago and I haven’t heard anything since. It’s pretty disappointing considering the time we invest as developers.

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> It’s pretty disappointing considering the time we invest as developers. 

I submitted my application for verification in January. It’s been 4 months now. It’s terrible that they’ve been so poor at communicating what’s going on with us.


Anyone of you got your app approved? Is this only affecting verified apps?

@robertohuertasm - I actually received a response yesterday finally (coincidentally). I submitted as a verified app because I have paid plans. And after 6 months of waiting, I received this automated response.

A note from GitHub:

Thank you for your interest in GitHub Marketplace, and apologies for our delayed response.

Unfortunately, your app does not meet the minimum installations requirement (100 for GitHub Apps and 250 for OAuth Apps) and cannot be listed as a verified app at this time.

So, I need 100 installs in order to publish. How much sense does that make? How will anyone want to install an unpublished app? I’m pretty much giving up at this point. 120 hours of work wasted.

Sorry to hear that! I was also thinking of having paid plans but as I saw that warning I thought that I should get those 100 with free plans, which is kind of difficult. The plan is to be listed in the marketplace as unverified and once I get 100 users go for the verified path but… if this process is going to take 6 months… I can by then have 600 users or so… I guess I can always remove from the listing the unverified app but not sure thought.

It’s a shame this is taking so much time for the devs wanting to just publish some services in their platform.

Thanks @adamhenson for your feedback.

I’ve been waiting over 7 months to be verified. At this point I’m just irate, at how poor the experience has been.

Hindsight being 20/20, I should have just handled subscriptions myself from day 1 & not given a hoot about the GitHub Marketplace.

However, I have little faith that the marketplace will improve. GitHub Actions seem to be what’s being pushed & GitHub Apps are playing second fiddle.

Are you still waiting for verification?