iOS iOS export uses deprecated UIWebView API, triggering a warning from Apple

Discussion in 'GameMaker Studio 2 Community Tech Support' started by SIG., Aug 29, 2019.

  1. SIG.

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    I submitted my game for beta review and received an email from Apple stating that my app had an "issue":
    The linked page explains that UIWebView is "a view that embeds web content in your app." My app is straightforwardly just a game without any integrations from the web or otherwise. The closest thing I can think of are ads or IAP. I do use YYG's Google Play Services extension (which includes a partial implementation of the Google Mobile Ads SDK) to show AdMob ads, and I use YYG's Google Play Services IAP extension to offer a "remove ads" product. But neither of those are really "web content," either, so I'm not at all sure what (if anything) is using the API.

    I've submitted a bug report, but I was curious whether anyone knows more about how UIWebView is being used and whether there is a workaround for when Apple starts outright rejecting apps that use UIWebView.
     
  2. SIG.

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    Checking the build log in Xcode, it looks like maybe the problem is that YYG's ads extension is using an outdated version of Google's iOS Admob SDK:
     
  3. Jose Vasquez

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    Hello.

    I'm having the same problem. How did you solve it? I will do a YYG update to verify.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. SIG.

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    YoYoGames needs to fix this. Please submit a bug report to them: https://accounts.yoyogames.com/contact-us#account
     
  5. WWAZman

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    Just as a note I ignored it and submitted it anyway, and my app was approved and is currently on the App store. Whatever it is, it isn't critical.
     
  6. SIG.

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    @WWAZman @Jose Vasquez @eams1986

    Did each of you also use the YoYoGames (official) extension for AdMob in the submission that triggered this warning? YYG support wants more information.
     
  7. WWAZman

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    yeah I think that was the old admob code.. at present no ads are being served in it though.
     

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