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· 4 min read
Michael

AIR SDK Manager, Adverts, Application Rater

As the end of the year approaches we have been cleaning up a lot of the work we have done this year and starting to set out development goals for the first half of next year. As we enter into the final weeks of the year if there is anything in our extensions that you believe should have priority please let us know and we will be sure to schedule it for the beginning of the year.

Importantly this month Harman have released a beta of the new AIR SDK Manager.

· 2 min read
Michael

Play Billing v5 release, IronSource updates

This last month has seen the release of the major update for our InAppBilling extension to support the latest version of the play billing library from Google for the Play Store. This update brings a major change to the way subscriptions are handled and is critical for any updates or new applications released to the Play Store.

Additionally we have released several updates and new mediation networks for the ironSource extension.

· 2 min read
Michael

Many of you will have received the following notice from Google over the previous months:

Reminder

Starting on August 2, 2022, all new apps must use Billing Library version 4 or newer. By November 1, 2022, all updates to existing apps must use Billing Library version 4 or newer.

We are excited to announce that version 14 of the InAppBilling extension brings v5.0.0 of the Billing library so you will be able to update your applications before the November deadline for updates.

· 3 min read
Michael

Cutouts/Notches, InAppBilling testing

This month a series of smaller updates have been released including updates for Application, Adverts and Permissions extensions to address some minor issues that were found in the extensions and to add some features.

Community announcement

The AS3 reference has finally been updated to reflect the latest changes in the AIR SDK since harman took over development. We have been able to host it on the air sdk developer portal, so if you need access to the latest actionscript reference you will find it here: https://airsdk.dev/reference.

Additionally if you have any tutorials or guides that may be useful for the AIR community please reach out to us and we can help you get them hosted on the airsdk.dev site.

· 3 min read
Michael

APM Update, InAppBilling testing

This month a series of smaller updates have been released including updates for Firebase, Adverts and Share extensions to address some minor issues that were found in the extensions.

Importantly APM v1.2.0 has been released! If you aren't using APM to manage your extensions we highly recommend spending a small amount of time to migrate to using this tool. It will save you an enormous amount of time maintaining your application descriptor particularly for Android builds when needing to update the manifest additions.

· 2 min read
Michael

At some point in your application development when you start to store and share data you will need to handle user GDPR settings.

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) regulation that mandates how an organisation should handle personal data.

If you use personalised advertising or store user related data on your server then you will need to address GDPR concerns in your application.

· 2 min read
Michael

Android 12 (API 31)

What a hectic month! But the great news is that all of our extensions have been updated to the latest Google Play Services and androidx libraries including all the air packages for use in apm!

· 2 min read
Michael

Android 12 (API 31), apm documentation

This month we were aiming to have released a complete upgrade of all our extensions to be compatible with Android 12 (API 31) including Google Play Services and the AndroidX libraries. Along with this comes a major update to all our documentation to use the AIR Package Manager (apm)!

Unfortunately due to the unexpected weather event in Australia, distriqt's offices have been affected by extreme flooding and power outages and we have been delayed with this release.

We are currently aiming to start release of these updates over the next fortnight, as soon as our office is operating again.