A 64-bit requirement for Weather4D Android
Two years ago Google announced that apps using native code must provide a 64-bit version (in addition to the 32-bit version). Earlier this year, they provided detailed information and timelines.
What’s the impact on Weather4D Android future?
Weather4D Android is a 32 bit application in support mode as we have been focusing on the iOS platform. It was therefore questionable to convert it to a 64 bit application.
With that in mind Weather4D Android will be phased out progressively. Google will eventually remove it automatically from the Play Store in August 2021.
For those of you who use Weather4D Android, we recommend 2 things:
- Do not renew your models subscription and make sure it is not set to auto-renew. Here is how: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7018481
- Start using SailGrib once your Weather4D Android subscription expires
For those of you who use an Android device and are looking for the most complete Sailing App on Google Play, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=6152949195244037426
What about the Android platform?
The end goal is to provide a cross platform solution for all our users. Weather4D and SailGrib complete each other. So we started a partnership with SailGrib.
SailGrib WR provides weather forecasting, weather routing and navigation instruments for Android devices. Weather4D Routing & Navigation does the same for iPads and iPhones.
Joining forces was simply common sense from a business point of view and most importantly for our respective users.
This partnership allowed also to unify our backend services and to introduce AIS sharing for Weather4D and SailGrib users.
Support or questions?
Weather4D Android: https://www.weather4d.com/contact/