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Mail from Google about removing Google+ API

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by emicarra, Jan 29, 2019.

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  1. emicarra

    emicarra Member

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    Hello, i just got an email from Google saying that they are shutting down Google+ and need me to update my apps so that they no longer use Google+ APIs, and it shows a list of my apps on Play Store that called Google+ method and"plus.people.get" and OAuth "plus.login, plus.me, plus.profile.language.read, plus.moments.write, plus.circles.members.read, plus.profile.agerange.read, plus.circles.members"

    How do i remove those APIs from my projects? I'm only using the GooglePlayServices extension to show ads, and use Google Play Games features (achievements, etc)

    Thanks
     
  2. FrostyCat

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    My bet is that there are references to Google+ API calls in the Google Play Services extension. Update that extension on all of your affected projects. If it's already the latest version and you're using GMS 2, you should ask for help on the helpdesk citing your email from Google Play.
     
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  3. AZAMATIKA

    AZAMATIKA Member

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    I'm interested too.
     
  4. sitebender

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    I received the email as well.
     
  5. Bingdom

    Bingdom Googledom

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    As what FrostyCat has said. Please update your Google play services extension in your affected projects.

    The marketplace asset was updated in May last year. I see no description of it saying that it interacts with Google+. I have not tested this version.
     
  6. FrostyCat

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    If it was last updated May 2018, it could very well contain Google+ interactions and/or API references. Google+'s sunset was announced October 2018, and before then it was bundled with the rest of the Google Play API.
     
  7. Mert

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    All my apps use the latest extension and all are listed in the email that Google sent me. It seems like GPGS system uses
     
  8. Evandro Aguiar

    Evandro Aguiar Member

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    We need answers, YOYO Games.
     
  9. emicarra

    emicarra Member

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    Bump, sorry but is there any news for this issue?
     
  10. Mert

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    Still not. For now, I'll cut out the leaderboards and achievements from my game, I don't want to get caught in the middle of a storm.
     
  11. Warspite2

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    I got this email as well and it is of grave concern. Several of my games are flagged in the email. It seems the ones which don't use leaderboards are in the clear.
     
  12. J_Dev

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    I received this email too. Then I received a secondary email saying that there may have been a miscommunication. After looking through the extension source code, and looking at my API request on my project I have zero Google+ API request (although an older version of GPS Extension did reference the Google+ API). So I don't believe the GPS Extension is affected. Don't take this as confirmation though. We still need official word from YoYo.
     
  13. FrostyCat

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    No official word from YoYo yet, but I have reported this on the Helpdesk and this was their reply:
     
  14. J_Dev

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    My bad it does indeed have this:

    Code:
          
    // Update scopes for cloud saving
    mCloudServicesEnabled = RunnerActivity.CurrentActivity.mYYPrefs.getBoolean("YYGoogleCloudSavingEnabled");
    if(mCloudServicesEnabled)
    {
         optionsBuilder.requestScopes(Drive.SCOPE_APPFOLDER, Plus.SCOPE_PLUS_LOGIN);
         optionsBuilder.requestProfile();
    }
    
    Glad they are fixing it. Hopefully the fix will be out before the deadline.
     

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