It’s been another super-busy week at Thunkable HQ. In addition to moving office our incredible team of engineers pushed not 1, not 2 but FOUR updates to the Classic platform. These have been very important updates as they affect some of your favourite components such as AdMob, Push Notifications and Permissions.
If you’re new to the community, just to let you know you can always check in on the latest updates here:
Live Companion Update
The latest version of the Live companion is now 4.01, don’t forget to update yours!
Activity Starter Bugfix
We fixed a bug that was causing issues for some creators who were using the activity starter in their app
We’ve updated Classic to the latest AdMob SDK which means that creators should now be consistently seeing banners and interstitials in their apps. Thank you to all the amazing community members who helped out here with surveys and testing over the past few weeks.
Gentle Reminder: You should have no more that one banner ad per page and a maximum of one interstitial ad per app
Android 8.0 (Oreo) Update
Updating to Android API 26 (Thanks to our friends at MIT) means that all your apps will reach the minimum requirement for publishing in the Play Store. This update may result in some minor visual changes to your design, so make sure you test before publishing
Push Notifications Update
Updating to Google Play Services v16 means improvements to Maps, Location Services and Push Notifications.
SMS and Call Log Permissions Update
To allow you to comply with the latest set of permissions requirements from Google, we’ve updated the way the
Phone_Call components work. Using the Make PhoneCall and the Send Message blocks will open your users default apps for this, keeping you in compliance with the new regulations.
Titlebar Color Bugfix
Fixed a minor bug affecting users who changed the color property of their Titlebar.