Audience: Android Developers using C++Builder and/or Delphi planning to release Android Apps
As you’re probably aware, starting August 1st, 2019, applications in the Google Play Store must support 64-bit. We are working to provide 64-bit Android support in RAD Studio, but in the meantime, Google’s Play Store team is considering extensions to the 64-bit requirement for our Delphi and C++Builder customers on an app-by-app basis (see steps below).
To ensure your C++Builder or Delphi Android 32-bit application is accepted into the Play Store, you will need to submit a request for an extension after following the regular Google Play Store publishing steps in the Console.
Note: Starting August 1st, 2019, only app updates to existing Android 32-bit applications will be considered for an extension by the Google Play Store team, not new 32-bit Android applications. For new Android 32-bit applications, it’s recommended that you submit them as soon as possible and start asking for an extension now, so that you are not impacted by the deadline come August 1st.
How to request an extension:
Note: Embarcadero customers can submit extension requests for Android 32-bit app updates to existing Google Play Store applications until October 1st, 2019. Once a request has been granted, customers can keep submitting updates to existing apps until August 2020.
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To be clear, for existing apps on Google Play that were/are built with C++ Builder, an extension request should be submitted *now* or with the first update *after* August 1?
Hi, starting August 1st, 2019, only app updates to existing Android 32-bit applications will be considered for an extension by the Google Play Store team, not new 32-bit Android applications. You could submit a request for an extension now for your existing app.
Thanks for the clarification. Extension requested!
Feel free to send me an email (Sarina dot Dupont at Embarcadero dot com) with the name of your app and I can check with Google Play Store team.
Extension granted! I am looking forward to a 64 bit C++ compiler for Android by 1 Aug 2020
I'm looking forward to 64 bit C++ compiler for Android appearing on the road map which is when we can all breath a sigh of relief!