Apps made from AppyBuilder won't be publishable after few months?


#1

Google is making changes in its Play Console policies for developers. Here is the link you can check it out published on 19 Decemeber 2017… https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/12/improving-app-security-and-performance.html

In order to provide users with the best Android experience possible, the Google Play Console will require that apps target a recent API level:
> August 2018: New apps required to target API level 26 (Android 8.0) or higher.
> November 2018: Updates to existing apps required to target API level 26 or higher.
> 2019 onwards: Each year the targetSdkVersion requirement will advance. Within one year following each Android dessert release, new apps and app updates will need to target the corresponding API level or higher.

and

> In the second half of 2018, Play will require that new apps and app updates target a recent Android API level. This will be required for new apps in August 2018, and for updates to existing apps in November 2018. This is to ensure apps are built on the latest APIs optimized for security and performance.
> In August 2019, Play will require that new apps and app updates with native libraries provide 64-bit versions in addition to their 32-bit versions.
> Additionally, in early 2018, Play will start adding a small amount of security metadata on top of each APK to further verify app authenticity. You do not need to take any action for this change.

I have published many apps on Google Play Store AppyBuilder and I update them on regular basis.
As the target API level of apps made from Appybuilder is 22, I’m worried that my upcoming update (which I will make from AppyBuilder) will be rejected by Google Play at the time of publishing.

In that regard, I request you AppyBuilder Staff and Developers, please update the SDK level so that we,the users, of your best website will continue to develop the best quality apps in future.

Edit: Please don’t name other users in your first post.


#2


https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/app-inventor-open-source-dev/mFCtJ2vSwrY


#3

Current target api is 22. We and app inventor ate looking into this too:


#4

Are you AppyBuilder Developers going to work on it ? Or working on it?
I wrote the same query on Thunkable forum and one of the staff member replied me that “Rest assured this will be completed well in advance of the August deadline, it’s definitely not something that you need to worry about.”


#5

@MarkDaniel, don’t worry about it. Hossein and team will resolve this on the right time.


#6

Yes. AppyBuilder team is working on this


#7

I just received an email warning about needed to supply Playstore with both a 32-bit and a 64-bit version of any apps going on Google Play.

Does AppyBuilder do this?

Link that explains:https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2019/01/get-your-apps-ready-for-64-bit.html


#8

You do understand this won’t take affect for a few more months? They have plenty of time to sdd this.


#9

@Mike_Storzieri Shouldn’t be issue for apps built using AppyBuilder platform. However, we’ll check further


Do our apk's meet the new 64-bit requirement?
How to solve 64 bit requirement on play store
#10

Thank you Very much @Hossein and all Appybuilder Team…


#11

si verdad, muchas gracias por brindar esta plataforma para hacer app, a mi me salvo la vida!

Saludos