Knots 3D v2.9.7 for Google Play (10/24/12)
New in this release:
- Minor UI changes – Consolidation of Category and Class (renamed to “Type”) into one list separated by section headers. Addition of a “Collection” section header. Removal of Category/Class selector buttons.
- Fixed last row not visible/selectable defect
Android Google Play Only:
- Fixed invalid package issue due to an invalid v2.9.5 apk file being uploaded to Google Play
- Removed permissions temporarily re-introduced into v2.9.6
UPDATE (10/25/12): Last night we pushed v2.9.7 to Google Play which resolves the issues from v2.9.5 and 2.9.6. Knots 3D is now again available on Google Play for download and update.
Last night we pushed out the v2.9.5 update to Google Play which had a bug fix and a minor UI change. Unfortunately, users who upgraded had package signing errors and were unable to update. It turns out that the process used to remove the un-needed permissions and libraries is no longer working and resulted in an invalid apk file. See extensive post and discussion regarding the CoronaSDK bundled permissions here and here.
The Google Play developer console does not allow developers to revert back to a previous version so the only way to fix the above was to release a new version of Knots 3D, v2.9.6, without removing the Corona Bundled permissions. This was released several hours after v2.9.5 last night. After receiving emails and negative reviews regarding the permissions, I have decided to pull Knots 3D completely from Google Play. I understand the concerns over privacy and do not want to alienate those users for which this is an issue. Hopefully we can again figure out how to get the apk package properly built without the default Corona permissions and return Knots 3D to the Google Play store.
Our apologies for the inconvenience and confusion.
– Knots 3D Team
We received an email from Google Play yesterday indicating that certain apps on certain devices were failing to launch due to an issue within Google Play. Google has resolved the issue but requires all of the affected apps to be re-released with an incremented version number. A copy of the Service Notification has been pasted below. This is strictly a Google Play issue and does not affect the other app stores (iTunes, Amazon, BN).
We have updated both Knots 3D (v2.8.1) and Knots 3D – Free Knot Edition (v1.1.1) on Google Play and they should be available shortly.
Subject: Google Play Service Notification: APK update required for your apps
Dear Google Play developer,
We have identified one or more of your applications as being affected by a recent issue in Google Play that prevents some users from launching your app. To resolve the issue, you need to publish an update as soon as possible. This will cause your users to receive an update, which will fix the issue.
The underlying cause was an error in the Google Play update logic that resulted in native libraries being incorrectly installed during updates of affected applications for users running Android 4.1 (Jellybean), who installed an update of your application between August 1 to August 5. This affects a small minority of applications, specifically non-forward-locked paid applications that use the NDK and native libraries.
No change to your application is required. Simply increment your versionCode in your Android manifest file, generate a new APK, and publish it through Google Play.
We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you and your users. The underlying cause has now been rectified, and steps have been taken to ensure similar issues don’t arise in the future.
The Google Play team
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You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important issues regarding your Google Play publisher account and published applications.