Just in time for the end of the month, the new version of the Android apps is also available. The changes are somewhat more extensive this time, also due to Google's policy update.
Google's Playstore and the 64 bit change
Currently, you will receive the following message from the Play Store
By August 1, 2019, all apps that use native code must provide a 64-bit version in order to publish an update. As of the sending of this email, at least one of your apps* does not yet meet the requirement: APPNAME
Action requiredGoogle Play
Please review all of your apps for 64-bit compliance and submit your updated apps by August 1, 2019. The Android developers guide provides step-by-step instructions for assessing the use of native code and becoming 64-bit compliant, including identifying native libraries, building with 64-bit libraries, testing and publishing.
Please note that we are not making changes to our policy on 32-bit support. Google Play will continue to deliver apps with 32-bit native code to 32-bit devices. The requirement means that those apps will need to have a 64-bit version as well.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Google Play developer support.
Introduction of API versions
With regret we must determine again and again that many of all users use versions which are partly already more than 1 year old.
Google's 64-bit change is therefore quite convenient for us. Due to this forced update on the part of the Play Store, the apps work with their own API versions starting with version 188.8.131.52.
This makes it possible for us to cut the connection to our systems for older versions of the apps and to force you as the operator of the app to update.
We understand that some of you don't like to run updates as long as everything is running. However, in the end, the interests of the end user who will be using your web radio app are paramount! (Privacy / Security)
Android 8 / 9 / X
The specified Android versions are now fully supported.