App publishing to Google Play needs higher Android API level

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08-22-2023 03:40 AM
GKmieliauskas
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi,

When we are trying to publish our app to Google Play, we get notification warning that it must meet Google Play’s target API level requirements. By Google Play console our app API level is version 12 of Android

We make Android package using AppStudio Cloud make. 

Is it possible to upgrade to version 13 of Android without local make?

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ChrisLeSueur
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@GKmieliauskas @fvara 

Yes, We have updated the Cloud Make service so Android builds will target Android 13 (API level 33). There is nothing for AppStudio 5.5 users to download or install, the update has been deployed directly to the Cloud Make service.

Here is the announcement for the AppStudio 5.5 August 2023 Update

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-appstudio-blog/august-2023-update-for-appstudio-5-5/ba-p/132371...

 

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Hi @GKmieliauskas ,

I was able to target Android 13 by setting in the appinfo.json file the "targetSdkVersion" property to 33.

    "deployment": {
        "android": {
            "packageName": "",
            "targetSdkVersion": 33
        }
    }

 

GKmieliauskas
Esri Regular Contributor

Thank you for reply.

I have found information about AppStudio August update.

Version 5.5 August Update

The default target Android version is now Android 13, to match requirements coming to Google Play in August 2023. For more information, see Meet Google Play's target API level requirement.

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GKmieliauskas
Esri Regular Contributor

I haven't found link for downloading AppStudio version 5.5 August Update. Is it already available or it will be ready until the end of August?

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ChrisLeSueur
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@GKmieliauskas @fvara 

Yes, We have updated the Cloud Make service so Android builds will target Android 13 (API level 33). There is nothing for AppStudio 5.5 users to download or install, the update has been deployed directly to the Cloud Make service.

Here is the announcement for the AppStudio 5.5 August 2023 Update

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-appstudio-blog/august-2023-update-for-appstudio-5-5/ba-p/132371...

 

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GKmieliauskas
Esri Regular Contributor

Thank you for the clarification.

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