Until now, the primary method for Android developers to get support was to post something on the Android Marketplace forums and hope that one of their peers could offer a solution. When developers posted about problems that only Google could solve — like not receiving payment for their sales — the company was frequently silent on the matter.
Now Google has announced that it is closing those forums for developers. “We feel that one-on-one support is best for the types of threads that have historically been posted to this forum by app developers,” it said on a post on the topic. Developers are now asked to report problems directly to the company.