Google Play requiring migration to Apache Cordova 4.1.1 +

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  1. Brandon Peterson
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    Posted 09 Feb Link to this post

    I have recently received notifications from the Google Play store indicating that apps I've published using Telerk App Builder require an upgrade to Cordova 4.1.1. or higher by May 9th due to a vulnerability in earlier versions.

    Reviewing the App Builder docs, I am seeing this for version support:

    5.0.0 (iOS 4.0.1) (Android 5.0.0) (Windows Phone 3.8.2) - Experimental
    4.0.0 (iOS 3.8.0) (Android 4.0.2) (Windows Phone 3.8.0-2)

    As my apps are "production" apps I am reluctant to migrate to 5.0.0 if this is still considered "Experimental" - so are there any plans to upgrade the Cordova 4.0.0 to use the Android Cordova 4.1.1 or higher build?

    Or is there another recommended approach here?

    Looks like Cordova just launched version 6.0 - seems like app builder is falling behind here.

    Thanks.

     

  2. Jim
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    Posted 09 Feb in reply to Brandon Peterson Link to this post

    +1 

     I came here looking for an answer to this question as well. I have several apps published that Google has sent me warnings about. 

  3. Jim
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    Posted 10 Feb in reply to Jim Link to this post

    I noticed this announcement today. Thanks.

     http://www.telerik.com/forums/google-play-requires-cordova-4-1-1-or-later-after-may-9-2016

  4. Brandon Peterson
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    Posted 10 Feb in reply to Jim Link to this post

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like the info we all needed.
  5. NathanMST
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    Posted 10 Feb in reply to Jim Link to this post

    Thanks, for posting link.  To avoid having to copy paste link, here's the answer from Telerik:

     The Telerik Platform team has taken immediate actions in order to introduce the specific Cordova version in the very near future. Here is our plan:

    Cordova for Android 4.1.1 will be available in the AppBuilder's Cordova 4.0.0 (Android 4.0.2, iOS 3.8.0, WP 3.8.0-2) set. This means that, the Android version will change from 4.0.2 to 4.1.1 there. Thus, you will be able to choose between the Cordova 4.0.0 and Cordova 5.0.0 sets in AppBuilder, as both will meet the requirement from Google.
    We will extensively test the 4.1.1 Cordova version before releasing it to the public in order to avoid breaking changes in existing Cordova 4.0.0 applications. Still, we recommend re-testing existing applications after the change and reporting any malfunctions to our support team. We will do everything possible to fix such on the go.
    The Cordova 4.0.0 (Android 4.0.2, iOS 3.8.0, WP 3.8.0-2) set will become default for new AppBuilder applications. However, for existing apps using Cordova 3.8 and below, you will need to manually migrate to 4.0.0 if you plan to publish new versions in Google Play.
    All of the above mentioned steps are planned to happen by the end of March, so that Android apps can be updated and re-tested before May 9, 2016.
    For further questions, please contact our support team.

  6. Kaloyan
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    Posted 12 Feb Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    I am happy to see that you have found the above mentioned forum thread on our side. Please, let us know if you have any feedback about the action plan we have developed.

    Regards,
    Kaloyan
    Telerik
     

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

     
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