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Good luck Kodi v18 in GooglePlay

Crap that doesn't belong anywhere else
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Good luck Kodi v18 in GooglePlay

Post by davilla » 24 Aug 2017, 12:53

https://play.google.com/about/developer ... icy-print/

Under Malicious Behavior :)
An app distributed via Google Play may not modify, replace, or update itself using any method other than Google Play’s update mechanism. Likewise, an app may not download executable code (e.g. dex, JAR, .so files) from a source other than Google Play. This restriction does not apply to code that runs in a virtual machine and has limited access to Android APIs (such as JavaScript in a webview or browser).
The plan for Kodi v18 moves even more 'core' functionality to downloaded binary addons. The entire virtual file system, for example. This means that say for SMB server access, a binary addon would need to be loaded from the kodi repo (or others) and installed. This action is explicitly forbidden under GooglePlay.

Can't say I did not warn them long ago :) App Stores such as GooglePlay are tightening up restrictions as they realize that some people are just thieves and the honor system just does not work in the real world.

Just another example of why we at MrMC stripped out the addon feature.

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Re: Good luck Kodi v18 in GooglePlay

Post by cosmoxl » 24 Aug 2017, 14:01

Will be interesting to see this shake out.

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Re: Good luck Kodi v18 in GooglePlay

Post by davilla » 24 Aug 2017, 15:47

One could also argue that python based addons are also executable code :)

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Re: Good luck Kodi v18 in GooglePlay

Post by cosmoxl » 24 Aug 2017, 15:55

cosmoxl wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 14:01
Will be interesting to see this shake out.
I was thinking the same thing and wondered that wasn't included in Google's examples.

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Re: Good luck Kodi v18 in GooglePlay

Post by davilla » 24 Aug 2017, 16:07

cosmoxl wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 15:55
cosmoxl wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 14:01
Will be interesting to see this shake out.
I was thinking the same thing and wondered that wasn't included in Google's examples.
Google only thinks in Java :)

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Re: Good luck Kodi v18 in GooglePlay

Post by koying » 25 Aug 2017, 06:06

Actually, the way is see binary addons distribution for Android *is* thru apk's / store ;)
That's assuming I actually get enough motivation to work on something I don't use daily, one day...

That's also assuming the Kodi team finally decides to implement a bin addons repo rather than bundle everything (hint: not for 18) Image

Re python, it seems clear it falls under the VM exception, but hey, who knows. Google seems to (finally) tighten up the store distribution, as the aftvnews incident shows...

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