Latest Android Release (Feb 8) - Package Name change


#11

Yes, but now you are “forced” to use a domain linked to your GMail account too, and maybe that domain is already registered


#12

Now if I create a new app, will it be in the same package name of my old app on Google Play or I can change it?
If I change the package name of my new app, will it effect or make some problems?


#13

If you create a new app, your package name will be in the format: com.{username}.{appname}

Unfortunately, you cannot customize your package names right now.

Albert


#14

What about letting the user choose the package name? Is this planned?


#15

Whats happen when we use save project as or check point?


#17

There seems to be a bug: if you copy a project created before this update and create an .apk, it will install but cannot be opened and is not shown in the app drawer: Current Bugs / Problems with Thunkable No. 9


#18

this has happened to me also, you just export aia and keystore, delete the project and re-import (usually only aia)
then compiled apk is working as it should…


#19

thx for this workaround - I will add it to the summary - anyways Thunkable should fix this issue.


#20

If the username robert.foley , what will be the package name?
com.robert.foley.appname like this ?


#21

I had same problem and I did what you said and works fine now, thanks.


#22

if you provide set username in thunkable when we sign up than it will more helpful…may be i am wrong but its just a suggestion …by the way thanks for the new update :slight_smile: seriously we need this


#23

Unfortunately it deletes an app from me before I know the changes and when I opened the backup this change must have been made, I can no longer update my application in the Play Store, I am really very sad about this news. If anyone can help me, please. :frowning:


#24

Guys i think this is one of the best news so far in 2018. been able to use custom package names. if you have a company name PuzzleGames LTD and you are using same as your developer name at Playstore, i think you should probably have a gmail account to that name as well like [email protected]. when you publish your app, that will automatically be the username of your app signifying your company name.


#25

Why would a programmer dedicate his time for that ??? this New Update is cool and very good and if any one can do that in thunkable, such a person can also do that in Android Studio or even AppyBuilder which also allows customising package name. Lets embrace this change/feature and look at the positives it brings

This is a Pro Feature been offered by Thunkable for Free and We are Grateful to Team @thunkable .


#26

Unfortunately it deletes an app from me before I know the changes and when I opened the backup this change must have been made, I can no longer update my application in the Play Store, I am really very sad about this news. If anyone can help me, please.


#27

what happen ?


#28

count it plus one! @albert
same to me here:
In the development of my app, I often make duplicates and because of that I do “Save app as”. Now it seems that this changes the apk name.

Now the update is not accepted in the german playstore:

I checked the corresponding aia file:
Screenshot from 2018-02-18 10-01-42

I really think, you can do what you think is best for thunkable, and I trust in the @thunkable developer team.
But I cannot understand, why you made this choice:
Publishing in the PlayStore is the most vulnerable part, when you have put months of work into the project. And I am sure you knew, that this problem would be coming for a lot of users!

cheers,
User81

EDIT 18.02.2018, 11:10 :
The easiest way for me was a new app in the app store. My steps:

  1. Create a gmail-acount with your companies name (this name will be in the apk-name)
  2. Create a new thunkable account by logging in with this gmail-account.
  3. Create Project or import your aia-Project
  4. Export keystore and keep it somewhere really save!
  5. Export aia and apk at the same time and keep them save in a archive folder
  6. publish in appstore

(I was able to keep the exact Name of the app(“MyApp”), because the apk-name has changed from “com.thunkable.MyCompany.MyApp” to “com.MyCompany.MyApp”)
! But I have to tell the users of my app to install this new app !

Hope this may help someone! Keep thunking


#29

We understand that we created some issues with our package name change. We are working on a change that will allow you to import old .aia files and keep their old package names. We expect that to be available soon.

Sorry for the trouble that this has caused.

-Mark


#30

Thank you @Mark I’m really looking forward to it because I can’t update some apps until you fix this issue!


#31