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Alaa Ahmed

Active Member

New Android App Bundle and target API level requirements in 2021


Requirements for new apps​

From August 2021, the Google Play Console will require all new apps to:


Requirements for updates to existing apps​

From November 2021, updates to existing apps will be required to target API level 30 or above and adjust for behavioral changes in Android 11. Existing apps that are not receiving updates are unaffected and can continue to be downloaded from the Play Store.

 

saadithya

New Member
Starting May 5th, you must let us know why your app requires broad storage access

We've detected that your app contains the requestLegacyExternalStorage flag in the manifest file of 1 or more of your app bundles or APKs.
Developers with apps on devices running Android 11+ must use Scoped Storage to give users better access control over their device storage. To release your app on Android 11 or newer after May 5th, you must either:
  • Update your app to use more privacy friendly best practices, such as the Storage Access Framework or Media Store API
  • Update your app to declare the All files access (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) permission in the manifest file, and complete the All files access permission declaration in Play Console from May 5th
  • Remove the All files access permission from your app entirely
For apps targeting Android 11, the requestLegacyExternalStorage flag will be ignored. You must use the All files access permission to retain broad access.
Apps requesting access to the All files access permission without a permitted use will be removed from Google Play, and you won't be able to publish updates.


@appyet This is a critical issue affecting all the apps built with appyet please release an update.
 
@appyet

Starting May 5th, you must let us know why your app requires broad storage access

We've detected that your app contains the requestLegacyExternalStorage flag in the manifest file of 1 or more of your app bundles or APKs.
Developers with apps on devices running Android 11+ must use Scoped Storage to give users better access control over their device storage. To release your app on Android 11 or newer after May 5th, you must either:
  • Update your app to use more privacy friendly best practices, such as the Storage Access Framework or Media Store API
  • Update your app to declare the All files access (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) permission in the manifest file, and complete the All files access permission declaration in Play Console from May 5th
  • Remove the All files access permission from your app entirely
For apps targeting Android 11, the requestLegacyExternalStorage flag will be ignored. You must use the All files access permission to retain broad access.
Apps requesting access to the All files access permission without a permitted use will be removed from Google Play, and you won't be able to publish updates.
 

nfou3

New Member
@appyet please release an update.

Starting May 5th, you must let us know why your app requires broad storage access

We've detected that your app contains the requestLegacyExternalStorage flag in the manifest file of 1 or more of your app bundles or APKs.
Developers with apps on devices running Android 11+ must use Scoped Storage to give users better access control over their device storage. To release your app on Android 11 or newer after May 5th, you must either:
  • Update your app to use more privacy friendly best practices, such as the Storage Access Framework or Media Store API
  • Update your app to declare the All files access (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) permission in the manifest file, and complete the All files access permission declaration in Play Console from May 5th
  • Remove the All files access permission from your app entirely
For apps targeting Android 11, the requestLegacyExternalStorage flag will be ignored. You must use the All files access permission to retain broad access.
Apps requesting access to the All files access permission without a permitted use will be removed from Google Play, and you won't be able to publish updates.
 

Mr-Web

New Member
{will be removed from Google Play, and you won't be able to publish updates.}

this is very tension time, time has closed & @appyet admin no response any post.
one APP minimum 3 days for updating. its means my all APPS removed... :(
 
Hi,
Thanks for contacting Google Play Developer Support.
This notification is primarily delivered to developers who are going to release their apps on Android 11 or newer with All files access (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) permission in the manifest file after May 5th. If you consider the upgrade to be unnecessary, please ignore the message and you do not need to take any action on it.
However, if you are planned to run your apps on Android 11 or newer with All files access permission, you must either:
  1. Update your app to use more privacy friendly best practices, such as the Storage Access Framework or MediaStore API.
  2. Update your app to declare the All files access (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) permission in the manifest file, and complete the All files access permission declaration in Play Console from May 5th.
  3. Remove the All files access permission from your app entirely.
More information can be found in this article, and it will soon be updated to reflect changes included in our March 2021 policy updates.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support.
Regards,
Beo
Google Play Developer Support
 

Mr-Web

New Member
Hi,
Thanks for contacting Google Play Developer Support.
This notification is primarily delivered to developers who are going to release their apps on Android 11 or newer with All files access (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) permission in the manifest file after May 5th. If you consider the upgrade to be unnecessary, please ignore the message and you do not need to take any action on it.
However, if you are planned to run your apps on Android 11 or newer with All files access permission, you must either:
  1. Update your app to use more privacy friendly best practices, such as the Storage Access Framework or MediaStore API.
  2. Update your app to declare the All files access (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) permission in the manifest file, and complete the All files access permission declaration in Play Console from May 5th.
  3. Remove the All files access permission from your app entirely.
More information can be found in this article, and it will soon be updated to reflect changes included in our March 2021 policy updates.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support.
Regards,
Beo
Google Play Developer Support
but google says inbox : All files access permission without a permitted use will be removed from Google Play, and you won't be able to publish updates.
 

stefano64

New Member
Hi,
Thanks for contacting Google Play Developer Support............
This is the classic way of responding to Google's support: it seems that they explain things, but in reality they don't tell you anything and they leave you to decide what to do, then they will decide whether to ban you or not ...
First of all, I would like to meet a developer who creates an App and decides to block its installations on Devices with Android 11 or higher ...
So, they answered you for the authorization (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) when 'your' Apps (like all Appyet Apps) use a permission deemed obsolete (requestLegacyExternalStorage) and that's the real problem: I understand that if you want to release the your Apps also on Android 11 this permission must be replaced with the new one (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) because the old one is no longer used and, if you don't, the App will be automatically removed from the Play Store.
Having said that, another thing I understood is that AFTER May 5th it will be mandatory to explain (I guess a new form will appear in the App publication tabs) why the permission has been entered (MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE)

The real problem is that Google uses a language for Developers and Programmers, it doesn't care that you, me, many other publishers, have no knowledge (and therefore we struggle to understand) ... In fact, who should talk to Google it shouldn't be us, but the Appyet development team, who, in my opinion, has long since changed jobs ...
 

stefano64

New Member
but google says inbox : All files access permission without a permitted use will be removed from Google Play, and you won't be able to publish updates.
This is another problem, that is ....

AFTER you have replaced the old permission with the new one (if you don't, I still don't understand what will happen to our Apps ***) you must also explain why you entered this permission and if your explanations are not plausible, then the App will be removed from the Play Store.

*** In theory, for Devices with versions of Android 10 or less, nothing should change, while for Android 11 or higher the App (provided it continues to work) will no longer be able to use the Device memory to store feeds images, etc ... For example, if you also give space to Podcasts in your Apps, I would disable the option of storing the audio file in the setting to be able to listen to it offline ...
 

Ashpaq S A

New Member
{will be removed from Google Play, and you won't be able to publish updates.}

this is very tension time, time has closed & @appyet admin no response any post.
one APP minimum 3 days for updating. its means my all APPS removed... :(
The App will not removed, Please read it its for those who want to update to android 11 after may 5 if you are on staying in current version nothing will happen.
 
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