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Android / [SOLVED] Upcoming Google Play and Android deadlines

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Loktofeit
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Posted: 27th Apr 2021 13:48
For AppGameKit devs that are creating Android apps, here are some deadlines to consider regarding your updates and new releases.


May 2021:

- Apps must comply with the March 2021 updates.

- Apps targeting Android 11+ that need to access external storage must comply with the All Files Access Permission policy.


August 2021:

- New apps must target at least Android 11 (API level 30).

- New apps and games must publish with the Android App Bundle.

- New apps using Play Billing must use Billing Library version 3 or newer.


September 2021:

- Existing apps must comply with Payments policy update.

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Do everything inside functions.
Use finite state machines to control your game.
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Use virtual resolution instead of the default percentage system." - Digital Awakening

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PSY
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Posted: 9th May 2021 14:24
Thank you!


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MikeHart
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Posted: 10th Jun 2021 12:26
Thanks, good to know 'cause I need to update my tool then too as well.
RickV
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Posted: 7th Jul 2021 13:35
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Hi all,

We have this covered. Our recent update to both Classic and Studio dealt with the changes to the new billing API.

Internally we have worked on the App Bundles solution so you will see that in the next build we release.

Rick
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Loktofeit
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Posted: 7th Jul 2021 16:58
Cool beans. Thanks for the update!
LynxJSA's web games/quizzes - LynxJSA's Android apps
AGK Resource Directory
"Stick to a single main loop (DO...LOOP) and loop through it every frame.
Do everything inside functions.
Use finite state machines to control your game.
Use lots and lots of source files.
TamBam
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Posted: 31st Aug 2021 14:30
@RickV sir any update on App Bundles solution ?
RickV
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Posted: 5th Sep 2021 09:03
Coming later this month, should be around the 20th Sept.
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Loktofeit
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Posted: 5th Sep 2021 12:54
Mint. Thank you for the update, @RickV.
LynxJSA's web games/quizzes - LynxJSA's Android apps
AGK Resource Directory
"Stick to a single main loop (DO...LOOP) and loop through it every frame.
Do everything inside functions.
Use finite state machines to control your game.
Use lots and lots of source files.
hosch
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Posted: 6th Sep 2021 12:10
Sounds awesome, thanks for the update!

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