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BlackBerry Dynamics SDK for Android
version 11.1

What's new in the
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK for Android
version 11.1

Changes to the SDK and software requirements:
Changes to BBWebView support
The following changes to BBWebView are new in this release:
  • Users can now upload files from an Android Device Storage or the BBWebView downloads folder. The maximum file size that can be uploaded from Android storage is 45 MB.
  • The following public functions were added to allow developers to implement a file chooser or get BlackBerry URI's with selected files from the BBWebView downloads folder:
    • BBWebView.provideBBDownloadIntent()
    • BBWebView.getUrisFromIntent()
Enhancements to socket connections
GD_connect() now supports non-blocking mode. If a
BlackBerry Dynamics
app has a 
socket flag set for the descriptor, an
error will be returned to conform with the POSIX standard.
Enhancements to password functionality
Users can now select "Forgot Password" from the Change Password screen.
Enhancements to data leakage prevention (DLP) functionality
On BBWebView with DLP enabled, the sub-menu that appears when text is selected is now limited to the following options:
  • Cut
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Select All

BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher Library

This release uses
BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher Library

Fixed issues

The following issues are fixed in this release:
Videos on a BBWebView app failed to play. (GD-60247)
If a user selected "Forgot Password" for a
BlackBerry Dynamics
app, unlocked the app using an access key or QR code, and entered a new password, the Forgot Password UI was briefly displayed. (GD-59948)
A BBWebView error where the titles for file upload options did not appear has been resolved. (GD-59732) 
A user was prompted for face authentication even though they entered the device password following multiple failed Face ID authentication attempts. (GD-59619)
When a user tapped the "Cancel" button on the Forgot Password UI for a
BlackBerry Dynamics
app, the user was directed to the previous screen, rather than closing the Forgot Password UI. (GD-59505)
An "Incorrect Password" error appeared during easy activation of a
BlackBerry Dynamics
app. For more information on easy activation, see Easy Activation in the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK development guide. (GD-54031)
Users were unable to use easy activation for a
BlackBerry Dynamics
app while the Change Password UI was active on the app used for activation. (GD-50525)

Known Limitations

  • Users cannot upload files from
    Google Drive
    by selecting the file from the native
    file picker. (GD-60021)
  • If a user switches from a third-party keyboard to the system keyboard, in some deployment configurations, the application might take a minute to detect the change and remove the
    Custom Keyboards Restricted
    notification. (GD-57693)
    By relaunching the app, the notification will be removed and the user will be able to use the system keyboard immediately.

Known Behavior

  • The
    runtime permission
    is no longer required by
    BlackBerry Dynamics SDK for Android
    11.0. However, if permission has been requested by the app and granted by the user, mobile threat detections will be alerted via push notification. For apps still using
    BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
    10.2 or earlier, the end user is prompted to grant this permission after upgrading to
    13. (GD-58740)
  • If a user opens a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app on an insecure
    network while the
    Unsafe Wi-Fi detected
    compliance action is enabled, they will receive a dialog stating that the application is blocked for this network. If the user opens the network settings on
    13, the network settings panel will be blank until the user taps the
    button from the panel.

Known issues

  • If you use direct references to the
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    SDK .aar files in your build.gradle repositories (for example, compile(name:'android_handheld_platform-', ext:'aar')) instead of using Maven linkage (for example, api "com.blackberry.blackberrydynamics:android_handheld_platform:"), errors may occur in the AndroidManifest file in the
    caches directory. To resolve this, use Maven linkage or specify
    in the build.gradle file.
  • The
    certificate import API for the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK is no longer supported. BlackBerry recommends using certificates from the
    Native Keystore if it is acceptable that the key material is protected by the device and not by
    BlackBerry Dynamics
  • When you click a web link in
    BlackBerry Work
    on Samsung devices, there may be no response and the link may not open in
    BlackBerry Access
    . (GD-59172)
  • If a user is prompted to activate a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app using their password for another
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app that they have previously activated (also known as Easy Activation), then cancels out of the prompt, the lock screen for the previously activated app displays instead of the screen to enter their activation credentials. (GD-56598)
  • If "Allow
    biometric authentication" is enabled in the
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    profile, when the user activates a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app on an
    12 emulator, fingerprint authentication fails for the app with the error message "Internal error: Retry or restart". (GD-56289)
  • If you configured the
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    profile to require users to enter their password when a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app returns to the foreground, on
    12 devices, the app does not prompt the user for their password when it returns to the foreground. (GD-56162)
  • If a user upgrades a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app that uses SDK version 9.x or earlier to a new version that uses SDK 10.1 or later, the app does not retain any cookies. (GD-55766)
  • If a user with
    11 or later is activating a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app using a QR code and selects the "Only this time" option when prompted to grant permissions, certificate import issues might occur if the app remains in the background for longer than one minute during the import process.
    recommends that users select the "While using the app" option when prompted. (GD-54972)
    : Instruct users to force close the app and open it again.
  • If a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app uses
    authentication and the app tries to access a web page using an IP address, after the user enters their credentials, the web page does not load as expected and the user is prompted for their credentials again in a loop. (GD-54481)
    : When developing
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    apps, do not hard code URLs that use IP addresses. If users can manually enter a URL, instruct users to avoid URLs that use an IP address.
  • If an app tries to open a
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app that was not already open using AppKinetics, the
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app might not come to the foreground. (GD-54205)
    : The user can start the
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    app and leave it running in the background before performing the AppKinetics operation.