I got the email below from Google Play recently. Can someone advise please whether any action (i.e. a rebuild and resubmit) is required?
I have an app in the Google Play store last updated November 2018, with the x86 and armeabi-v7a apk builds that were available from CloudMake at the time.
So I need to know whether the app listing will continue to work beyond August 1st 2019, or should I be prioritizing updating the code so I can rebuild and resubmit before then?
Email from Google:
Hello Google Play Developer,
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:
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.
As per Android Developers Blog: Get your apps ready for the 64-bit requirement , the August 1st 2019 64-bit requirement applies only to new apps and app updates published to Google Play.
Starting August 1, 2021, Google Play will stop serving apps without 64-bit versions on 64-bit capable devices, meaning they will no longer be available in the Play Store on those devices.
So, my understanding is that existing 32-bit apps on Google Play will continue to work until August 1st 2021.