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New application API requirements might cause issues with Android application deployment

Created on March 10th, 2023

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At the beginning of the year 2023, Google changed its target API level requirements for the applications in Google Play Store. The target API level defines how the application is meant to run in different Android versions. Each new Android version brings some changes affecting the requirements for applications running on it. From now on, the applications not meeting the requirements won't be available for the devices running Android versions newer than the application is targeted to.

In the case of these applications, the user gets an error from Google Play Store saying that the app isn't available for the device because it was made for an older version of Android. This also means that deploying these applications via Miradore doesn't work. The deployment process gets stuck with the status "In progress" since, unfortunately, Miradore doesn't get the information from the device if the application is outdated or not.


This change in application requirements can cause issues with application deployments on Android 13. The solution is to ensure that the deployed app meets the requirements of the Android version running on the device.