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SDK release notes

Android Instant Apps Development SDK v1.3.0 (2018-06-04)

This release of the Android Instant Apps Development SDK contains the following new features and changes.

New features

  • Android Studio 3.2 now uses a library added in SDK 1.3 to run instant apps. This unifies the logic between ia and Studio and allows you to run instant apps without URLs from Android Studio.

Android Instant Apps Development SDK v1.2.0 (2018-05-07)

This release of the Android Instant Apps Development SDK contains the following new features and changes.

New features

  • The new Instant Apps Command Line Interface, ia, allows you to launch instant apps on your development device and check them locally for common errors.
  • You can now build and launch instant apps without a URL entry point.

Changes

  • The version of Google Play Services for Instant Apps that's bundled with the SDK can now auto-update itself using the Play Store. In previous releases, that package was locked to the version bundled with the SDK.
  • Hostnames containing wildcard characters, such as "*.example.com", are now fully supported in development mode.
  • Developers can now simulate throttled app downloads in Android Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat by setting the debug.aia.throttle_download_ms system property, as shown in the following example:
    $ adb shell setprop debug.aia.throttle_download_ms 5000

Android Instant Apps Development SDK v1.1.0

This release of the Android Instant Apps Development SDK contains the following new features and changes.

New features

  • Transfer of data from Instant App to installed app.
    • On devices running Android 8.0 (API level 26) and above, the system automatically performs this transfer on app installation. On devices running Android 7.1 (API level 25) and lower, you can transfer your Instant App's storage data to your installed app by calling getInstantAppData() in your installed app.
  • You can decrease the size of your APK by using the new support for device-specific APKs. For information on setting up your build for configuration APKs, see Set up your build for configuration APKs.

Changes

  • Emulator.
    • Emulators running Play Store and the latest Google Play Services are required to test Instant Apps moving forward. For information about how to set up your emulator, see Run your instant app.