Template 6.3

Android Support: 5.0 (Lollipop) - 11.0 (Q)

iOS Support: iOS 11 - iOS 14


New features:


1. General


Firebase Analytics: Screens are no longer automatically tracked


Only configured screen-events are being submitted. Automatic tracking has been deactivated. Additionally, screen-events kann be submitted with further parameters.



2. Android


Support for adaptive launcher-icons

Android App-Icons do now support the new version of the adaptive app-icons. Existing App-Icons need to be updated. You can find more information here: Adaptive App Icons for Android


Support for Google Play In-App Reviews

Users can now submit ratings for the Google Play-Store directly through the app.


Support for Google Play In-App Updates 

Forced updates kann be now triggered directly in the app. The user will get notified about an update and can run it without opening the Google Play-Store.


Support for the App Bundle-Format 

From August 2021, new apps need to use the newer versions of the App Bundle-Format. Therefore, the Build-Process as been aligned. It can be downloaded as an AAB-file in the Purple Manager now.



3. iOS



Mandatory IOS 14 Privacy Alert about App Tracking


With iOS-version 14, the Privacy Alert, that asks users to allow app-tracking is mandatory. It contains the option to accept or decline app-tracking, which concerns also the integrated SDKs. In case of rejection, users will not be tracked anymore. You can find more information here: iOS - User Privacy Dialog



4. HTML Storefront Development


JavaScript-API: Bookmarks

Bookmarks can be created via API from outside of the content.


JavaScript-API: Introductory Pricing in store-API

Introductory prices can be set up. 


JavaScript-API: Status for automatic extension of subscriptions in the catalog-API 

The information whether the automatic renewal for subscriptions is active, will be transmitted.


JavaScript-API: Status of the expiration of subscriptions and automatic continuation of paused subscriptions in catalog-API

Expiration date and auto resume date for subscriptions are being transmitted.


JavaScript-API: Switching the appBrowser-API to Promises

The app browser API has been changed to a Promise-based API.


JavaScript-API: Publications can be filtered now by their language in the catalog-API

The language of publications can be queried and filtered.






5. Supported 3rd Party SDK-Versions


Library
Android Version
iOS Version
Adjust4.24.14.23.2
Adobe Mobile4.13.54.20.0
Appboy / Braze10.1.03.30.0
AT Internet2.18.02.19.0
AWS Pinpoint2.19.02.19.0
Buzz SDK3.0.93.3.7
Facebook SDK 8.1.08.1.0
Firebase 25.12.07.1.0
Flurry12.7.011.1.1
Play Store Billing Library3.0.1/
SourcePoint CMP5.3.95.3.0