New Google requirements in 2018 and 2019



  • Google recently posted new requirements to Android apps.

    https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/12/improving-app-security-and-performance.html

    Anybody knows? - How security metadata inclusion can affect apps already published on Google Play?
    Another question - How future changes will be supported by Qt? Especially requirement to support both 32 and 64 bit architectures in one app.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    That’s a question you should bring to the Qt Android mailing list. You’ll find Qt’s Android port developers/maintainers. This forum is more user oriented.


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    @Gourmet
    ad 1 (recent API): This is only related if the app should be published in the Play store. Qt supports API level 9 upwards. So it's in the responsibility of the developer to meat this criteria.
    EDIT: minimum supported version is Android 5.0 (API level 21) with Qt 5.13 onwards

    ad 2 (64-bit support): this is actually the most interesting but by far no show stopper. Also this doesn't happen before August 2019 . So plenty of time ahead for the Trolls to come up with a solution. Just the necessary build steps need to be added to QtCreator's toolchain to also bundle the 64-bit libraries. Unfortunately this means that Qt Android apps increase even more in size! I am looking forward how this will be addressed.

    ad 3 (security metadata): as written this is done by Google and needs no interaction by the developer. So nothing to worry about.



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    Any news about 32/64 bit support before Aug 19 in Qt?

    I have remade all my apps from ant to gradle and published them with target API level 26. All works fine now but I am worry about 64 bits support. I will need about 2-3 weeks to just reassemble and publish all my 21 apps. Now I am working on new one. Are there at lease gossip about this feature in Qt?


  • Moderators

    @Gourmet
    64bit android support/packages were added with Qt 5.12


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