I have published my app using the latest runtime and I have this message in play store. What can be done about this? Its clearly VERY urgent!
1 of your apps is affected by Google Play’s target API level requirements
We’ve detected that 1 of your apps is targeting an old version of Android. To provide users with a safe and secure experience, Google Play requires all apps to meet target API level requirements before 31 Aug 2023.
Update the following apps to target the latest Android version
I got that same message today from Play Store.
You can get an extension out until November. By then though, if no update from AG, you can´t update any more.
So given the way they have $$%#ed around for the last year and done almost nothing, I´m betting on seeing pink elephants before they bring this code back into line.
I guess I now have a timeline for rebuilding elsewhere, because it would be absolute lunacy to assume AG will fix this in time. They might - which would be nice - but to assume they will and not have a well advanced backup plan is not sound logic at all.
I have seen the Google Play warning, and I assumed the reason was that my last update was 9 month ago. So I told myself that a new build on Appgyver would fix the issue…
But if you tell me the issue still remains with new builds… damn…
I was already wondering if I should rebuild my apps on another platform. If this is not quickly fixed we will have no other choice than leave.
It should be easily fixed … but it should have already been fixed. We should never be seeing this message unless we built with an old runtime.
I think to sound a warning, look at any timeline that has ever been produced by AG and then when (if) the item was ever actually released.
More or less in the last 2 years, nothing much has changed.
I´m currently rebuilding in flutterflow. Its what AG could / should have been with proper progress over the last 2 years.
Hey Phil, when was your last build exported? I just exported 4 of my apps today because of the message from PlayStore i received yersterday.
Hi, I think 2 days ago, with the current runtime.
Thats a bummer. The deadline was August 31 so I guess we have to ask for an extended period.
I know there’s a lot of frustration right now. But I arrived here 2 years ago and I saw a LOT change and improve in AG over that period. So I have to disagree with that part.
But, anyway, I, too, would be rebuilding elsewhere if I were already making money out of my app or if I dependend on constant improvements and updates from the platform’s side. I already registrered to flutterflow.
Our days as Community users are numbered, because SAP will just focus on its enterprise users with deep pockets. No matter what the original AG founders want, they won’t be able to muscle the community support inside SAP. SAP has never been pro- open-source / community.
Wish this could become an open source project.
ok, so perhaps no change in 2 years is harsh - but a lot of the improvements have lapsed.
Regular monthly updates - gone
Active community - gone
Staying up to date with Android SDK - gone …
In terms of new features that either made building my app easier or gave me a function I didn´t have - I can´t think of one.
Overall though, its been a great journey, I´ve learnt loads and its just a shame that it hasn´t evolved to be the product it could have been.
Good luck over at flutter flow. It seems the most active part of that community is on reddit, so I´ve joined there.
Now just the painstaking job of a complete rebuild … but balanced by the excitement of so many features that I can incorporate. I love the click / double click / long press options off every component. I have these functions working here but loads of logic to do so every time I want it
same issue for me here! I hope we’ll get an update on this soon before the extension deadline I wonder if there is some way to edit the code ourselves using the apk files but I have absolutely no clue (T_T) There’s a reason I’m using a no-code platform haha
Same issue here. I can’t believe AG is not fixing this. If they do not fix it they could also officially close the whole community edition end of august, as nobody can publish Android Apps anymore.
I rebuilt my app today, and I am waiting for approval, so I guess I can expect it won’t meet the new API requirements also.
This is probably the biggest issue affecting users since the last time AP didn’t update the Android API level. AND no one from AG could be asked to comment.
I really think any AP defenders are OT here.
Thank you for reporting this. We have not seen this error before, so taking into account the mentioned urgency of the deadline, we will look into this as soon as possible.
This is not an error it is a Google communicated minimum API level that AG should have known about and should be monitoring.
The same issue happened in 2018 and 2020, so it’s not new. There may be more instances, but those are the only ones I’m familiar with. There presumably were other minimum Android API deadlines that AG pushed the runtime to before it was a user concern.
I’m going to be pedantic here, and I realize you may not have the authority, but the user base is looking for the priority of “immediately” not “as soon as possible”. This is a wake management up thing and drop everything for the people needed to execute.
@AG, If you can’t hit the deadline with enough runway for people to update and push a new bundle, then you had better tell everyone now. And if you can’t, I think it’s the end of your free test bed.
This isn’t being hash, this is reality.
EDIT: Users, if you are affected, immediately request an extension from Google. Dashboard/Policy Status
I think you are shouting at an empty room where everyone else already has their bags packed. I agree with everything you say btw. Even if they do fix it, this is indicative of the planning and professionalism of the product as a whole. Things like this just don´t happen with properly managed products. And they certainly don´t happen repeatedly over the years.
See you over at flutterflow. We can all work through our rebuilds together.
After careful investigation, we have deducted that apps built with 4.9.72 are targeting Android 13 (API level 33), as requested by Google. The reason why you are seeing the warning is because your currently released app is targeting a lower version. So the solution to this is to actually publish a version of your app built with 4.9.72. You will continue seeing the warning even if you have uploaded the latest version to testing.
This has been additionally confirmed by the fact that newly submitted apps do not get this warning from Google Console.
tl;dr: If you see “We’ve detected that 1 of your apps is targeting an old version of Android.” - build your app with 4.9.72 and publish it.
The solution to the problem is even written in the Google Console along with the warning:
Or - as was the case for me - a disabled build on the internal testing or closed testing tracks can also cause this error. The solution is to create a new release as internal, then promote it through each level, so that there are no older versions on any of the tracks.
I’m glad that 4.9.72 targets Android 13 (API level 33), but the only versions that seem to work for my app are 4.7.36 and 4.6.36.
Other than moving away from Appgyver (already in the works), does anyone have any ideas of how to make 4.9.72 work when 4.7.36 and 4.6.36 are the only versions that compile?