[new feature] App bundles

Erel

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There aren't many gains for using app bundles (AAB) with B4A as most apps don't include many native (.so) libraries or Android resources, however it will soon be required by Google Play so it is a good time to add this feature.

The next version will include other important changes to the toolchain.
 

mcqueccu

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Yaaaay, I cant wait to test it.

Question: With the Build App bundle, does it include Obfuscation?

Also I want to suggest, it be added to Compilation Mode dropdown. Something like this

*Debug
*Release
*Release (Obfuscated)
*Release(App Bundle)
*Release(App Bundle with Obfuscation)
 
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hatzisn

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Yaaaay, I cant wait to test it.

Question: With the Build App bundle, does it include Obfuscation?

Also I want to suggest, it be added to Compilation Mode dropdown. Something like this

*Debug
*Release
*Release (Obfuscated)
*Release(App Bundle)
*Release(App Bundle with Obfuscation)
The app bundle is just a different way of "packaging" your app to upload it in the play store. I suppose there is no reason for not including obfuscation.
 

Star-Dust

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There aren't many gains for using app bundles (AAB) with B4A as most apps don't include many native (.so) libraries or Android resources, however it will soon be required by Google Play so it is a good time to add this feature.

The next version will include other important changes to the toolchain.
Will it be necessary or mandatory to create an App Bundle?
 

Star-Dust

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Google is getting more and more complicated than Apple. I am considering making iOs my preferred working platform
 

Star-Dust

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Creating an app bundle is a matter of a single click. It is true that it involves switching to Google signing feature which requires an additional step for the first time. Nothing too complicated.
Nothing complicated because we use B4X which simplifies things for us, otherwise it would not be so simple. 😒
 

MarcoRome

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There aren't many gains for using app bundles (AAB) with B4A as most apps don't include many native (.so) libraries or Android resources, however it will soon be required by Google Play so it is a good time to add this feature.

The next version will include other important changes to the toolchain.
So if i understand correctly, the app will be compiled first
(Obfuscated or no) and then will the AAB package be created ?
 

Filippo

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There aren't many gains for using app bundles (AAB) with B4A as most apps don't include many native (.so) libraries or Android resources, however it will soon be required by Google Play so it is a good time to add this feature.

The next version will include other important changes to the toolchain.
I don't understand Google, what benefit should it bring?
Or is there any advantage at all?
In any case, I'm glad Erel is adding this implementation.
 

Inman

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Nothing complicated because we use B4X which simplifies things for us, otherwise it would not be so simple. 😒
This is so true. A friend of mine recently started learning Android development via Flutter. He would occasionally call me with doubts like what is the command to generate key file or how to sign an apk with key and is there an easy way to push the signed apk to an actual device. I would say I really don't know because signing the apk and pushing to the device with B4A is just one click.
 
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