Android Question Is it possible to use B4A and distribute APKs for Huawei app gallery?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by LA3QMA, May 22, 2019.

  1. LA3QMA

    LA3QMA Member Licensed User

  2. Beja

    Beja Expert Licensed User

    Thanks LA for the informative link.. interesting!
    I hope Erel considers partnering with HW and see how to integrate B4X with this wonderful platform. B4H?
     
  3. LA3QMA

    LA3QMA Member Licensed User

  4. Beja

    Beja Expert Licensed User

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  5. vikingivesterled

    vikingivesterled Member Licensed User

    I assume all one would need to distribute free apps on Huawei is upload the b4a generated .apk
    I have a free app in testing and awaiting approval, but a paid one was rejected for not including the huaweidrm library.

    One will need to add a .huawei ending to your package name for your paid apps or apps with in-app purchases.
    Problem is how to integrate the Huaweid SDK for paid apps:
    https://developer.huawei.com/consum...weidrm.html?page=drmsdk_huaweidrm_sdkdownload
    This download from Huawei includes a .jar but no suitable .xml so is not picked up by b4a from additional libraries.

    Maybe somebody with experience from adding non standard libraries and creating .xml files could help.
    Would be good if this library could be included in standard b4a to enable sales to the Chinese market, which is unavailable through Google Play.
     
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  6. Multiverse app

    Multiverse app Active Member Licensed User

    yes, this is true. I too have quite a few apps on the Huawei store. But frankly, I do not think it is worth the time.
     
  7. CaptKronos

    CaptKronos Active Member Licensed User

    This thread made me aware of this app store so I thought I would give it a try. However I am stuck at the stage where I submit my apk. However, I keep getting the message "The APK package name must be zedone1.11.apk. Please modify and submit again". zedone1.11 is the name of my app. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
     
  8. CaptKronos

    CaptKronos Active Member Licensed User

    Just realised my mistake, I did not specify the fully qualified package name. It's now ok.
     
  9. vikingivesterled

    vikingivesterled Member Licensed User

    Is the Hauawei DRM a form of localization of the b4a Licensing library for Google PLay DRM. As I understand that was abandoned since Google have gone on to adding DRM at .apk upload stage just as Amazon does.
    Anyway the Huawei DRM packgage don't seem to come with any source code, just the compiled .jar file and language support files,
    so using the Simple Library Compiler tool for creating a .xml file don't work.
     
  10. MitchBu

    MitchBu Active Member Licensed User

    I just looked at the registration process for developers. Apparently, individual developers do not have access to the AppGallery.
     
  11. LA3QMA

    LA3QMA Member Licensed User

    I have registered as an individual and have access.

    Have not tried to distribute an app yet.
     
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  12. MitchBu

    MitchBu Active Member Licensed User

    Great. Unfortunately for me, my core business is with an app specific to the US market, and given US hostility to Huawei, I doubt I would do good in the AppGallery.

    Anecdote: I just created my Huawei ID, and United States is not among the hundreds of available countries.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
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