Keyple goes Java 8, Android 7.0!

All Keyple components have been updated to set the minimum API level to Java 8 and Android 7.0 Nougat (API Level 24).

This update was necessary to resolve compatibility issues with modern code analysis and continuous integration tools. Many cutting-edge development tools like SonarCloud no longer support older Java versions. Keyple components were still based on Java 6, causing errors and preventing complete code analysis when integrated with these tools.

The decision to update the Keyple project’s libraries to Java 8 and Android 7.0 Nougat reflects the evolving landscape of development environments. With the diminishing presence of Java 6 and Android versions prior to 7 in the installed base, continuing support for these older platforms is no longer warranted.