Starting August 2021, Google Play will require that developers publish their apps using the Android App Bundle (.aab) vs the Android Application Package (.apk) format. The Android App Bundle lets developers more easily deliver a great experience in a smaller app size, which can improve install success and reduce uninstalls. Just like with apks, Android developers can build a secure android app bundle on Appdome, instantly, without code or coding.
How to Secure Android App Bundle Apps Without Coding on Appdome
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security and fraud prevention platform designed to add security features to mobile apps, including Android apps built in the aab format. Mobile app developers can bring their aab apps to Appdome, select from their desired security features, click Build My App and within 30 seconds, the platform builds a new secure Android app bundle. Developers simply need to sign this new binary and then they can publish their newly secured app to Google Play. Signing can be done on the Appdome platform or offline.
Developers can build secure Android app bundles using Appdome’s easy point and click UI or by seamlessly integrating Appdome into their existing build systems using Appdome’s REST API.
Benefits of Securing an Android App Bundle on Appdome
An Android App Bundle is a publishing format that includes all your app’s compiled code and resources and defers apk generation and signing to Google Play. Google Play uses your app bundle to generate and serve optimized apks for each device configuration, so only the code and resources that are needed for a specific device are downloaded to run your app.
When you use Appdome to secure your aab files, Appdome will ensure that your desired security features are added correctly to your bundle and that your secured app can be deployed via Google Play without any issues. This allows developers to focus on building amazing features that will please and engage the app users, while they can rely on Appdome to secure their app, safeguard their IP and protect the users who depend on the app.
And remember, every time you build your secure aab, the app is automatically hardened with Appdome’s OneShield™, a set of app shielding mechanisms that include anti-tampering, anti-debugging, anti-reversing and more. This will protect your app against any static and dynamic modifications to the application, including unauthorized app re-signing.
Enroll your Built App Bundle to App Signing by Google Play
Finally, you must enroll in app signing by Google Play before uploading your app bundle on the Play Console. Google will generate optimized apks from your app bundle and sign them with the app signing key.
Get Started with Secure Android App Bundle Today
Appdome has been supporting the aab format for over a year, making it easy for developers to provide their users with a secure aab experience. Add security to your aab apps today.