3 ways Google is changing Play Store
According to reports, Google is planning to change Play Store in three different ways. It has also started giving app developers a heads- up notice on making 64 –bit app version mandatory on Google Play by the year 2019.
Notably, Android got support for 64- bit apps back when Google launched Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. But until now, it was not mandatory for developers to create 64-bit app version for their 32-bit apps.Edward Cunningham, Product Manager has stated three changes that are designed to make apps more secure and better.
In the first point he explained that in the second half of 2018, Google play would require “ new apps and app updates a target to a recent Android API level. He further added, “ New apps would these guidelines starting from August 2018 while the existing apps should require new API levels by November 2018.” These changes will make apps more secure.
Talking about 64-bit app versions, it has been mentioned that, “ In August 2019, the play will require apps update with 64 –bit. It means the developers can still keep the 32-bit app but they would have to require 64- bit versions as well. Lastly, the search engine will send out a small amount of security metadata on top of each APK to authorize the app. Notably, this will roll out in early 2018, and developers are not required to do anything for this.
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