I am still able to export apk files. How will this suspension affect the file?
You can't upload an APK anymore for apps created after August 2021 - it needs to be an Android App Bundle (which PubCoder can't currently export/create):
Carol B You can't upload an APK anymore for apps created after August 2021 - it needs to be an Android App Bundle (which PubCoder can't currently export/create):
Noted, thank you.
We have been working with PubCoder for many years and renewed our license only a short time ago. We were about to publish multiple apps to Android as many of our blind users can't afford iOS devices.
It is a real shock to get this announcement that the Android export is no longer supported.
Pleading with PubCoder to resolve this!
It was one of the unique features of PubCoder, and one we definitely expected to use when we purchased the license.
Please share if you have found an alternative tool to export apps built in PubCoder to Android.
There is another authoring tool, Kotobee. However, I have stuck with Pubcoder, despite winning a lifetime individual subscription to Kotobee in one of their eBook competitions, because:
a) I prefer the Pubcoder interface for ebook creation
b) Pubcoder allows for multiple localisations, which Kotobee does not. My ebooks are multilingual resources; this functionality is central to my published product.
As far as I know, the Android export for Kotobee is still working (or perhaps it's not, and they either haven't realised, or haven't emailed customers about it). Their support is very good though, so I would be surprised. I recently had a 30-minute zoom call with support, even though I'm not a customer! (because I wanted to explore options and new features they've just announced).
They also have a Shelf-type option, which is even less affordable than Pubcoder's offering. I've wanted to use Pubcoder's Shelf for years, but can't afford the expense.
I have also emailed Pubcoder support, adding my voice to the concern expressed by others. I also want to know if Shelf resolves the Android issue, or if it is also affected. I assume not, as they've suggested it as a possible solution themselves. Keen to follow this thread!
thanks for your posts, while we work on the solution we will contact each one of you privately to understand how we can eventually help you out in the short term. Thank you for your patience, will keep you posted here, via social, on the web and via email.
PubCoder CTO & Founder
I am really happy to share some really positive progress on this matter; in fact, we are sharing a new beta release of PubCoder with the ability to export Android App Bundles for Google Play Store from within PubCoder.
Some notes on this:
.aabfile instead of APK and expansion file. Just upload it to Google Play Store and you should be fine