All Android apps published to Google Play must have 64-bit support by Aug. 1, 2019. Surprised? You shouldn’t be – word went out to the Android ecosystem more than a year ago. The benefits are clear: adding a 64-bit version of your app provides performance improvements, makes way for future innovation, and sets you up for devices with 64-bit-only hardware.
For the app developer procrastinators out there, fear not. The 64-bit apps you’re racing to complete in time for the deadline are ready to be built on Appdome. Whether you need to add our best practice Appdome Mobile Security Suite or one of our SDK implementations, like the Microsoft Intune SDK or Okta SSO, Appdome is ready to support your app project and get you to an outcome … super-fast.
Android hardware vendors generally have used additional cores to boost performance. But adding more cores only takes you so far. With 64-bit, the CPU has more memory bandwidth. This means loading and moving data is faster. The CPU also has a more efficient instruction set – along with more and wider registers.
For developers developing their apps on purely 64-bit Android devices will bring significant benefits, including reduced complexity, lower development and testing costs, an improved time-to-market, and a stronger, healthier and more robust ecosystem.
The 64-bit transition holds the promise of a whole new of mobile experiences for Android smart phones and tablets. Advanced artificial intelligence, new displays and better security are some of the new capabilities that developers expect to take advantage of for their financial services, travel, healthcare, gaming and other apps.
This exciting transition is almost complete. Looking forward to supporting the many new capabilities that 64-bit will bring to Appdome in the near future.