New Target API 33 for watch face: when the new Watch Face Studio?

Only way, waiting for a new version WFS support Wear OS app must target Android 13 (API level 33) or higher. We cannot custom config files’s WFS.

You can rebuild a watchface with Android Studio, targeting any SDK.

Do you have any example how to do it ?

Dear all,
WFS team has decided to release a new version supporting target SDK 33 within July, 2024.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Best Regards,
Jakia

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Thank you Jakia, these are great news. :+1:

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Thanks for the news. Thank you WFS team for your effort!

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Thank you very much . :slight_smile:

Anxiously waiting for new WFS release

Is there any news on the WFS update?

I just get email from Google Play, it look like watch faces are not in that group (API 34).
This is copy:
" Starting August 31, 2024 , new apps and app update submissions must target Android 14 (API level 34), except for Wear and TV OS apps, which must target Android 13 (API level 33) or higher."

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Google has extended the time until November 1, 2024.

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@AnakaraKool, where did you find this information? I am still seeing the same message as before on my watch faces:

klick on view details and you see the option

Open the detailed notice, you will see the renewal line at the bottom of the page

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You have to request an extension for each app individually and it is immediately granted. (reason I selected was “I am waiting on a new SDK version from an SDK provider”)

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Finally.

This way we can work more peacefully…

As long as the accounts are not terminated by crazy bots… :face_with_peeking_eye:

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I applied for extension on all watchfaces as well.

Lets hope after release of new Watchface Studio we donot face this developer account issue.

My assessment about this issue is Google Simply doesnot like redirections to any blog or private URL Especially in Companion App. Redirections to playstore in companion apps are okay.

My assessment about this issue is Google Simply doesnot like redirections to any blog or private URL Especially in Companion App. Redirections to playstore in companion apps are okay.

Highly doubt this is the reason. I have a pair of ‘companion apps’ linking to my blog and a separate app also linking to my blog and a facebook page.

I wrote my apps in Flutter though, so maybe they can’t scrape it properly haha. (There’s an outstanding issue with the Google Play store and Flutter)