# News: Articles for 2016

Specification change to API postponed

The date of the specification change to LINE Login (as stated in the November 22 post) will be postponed from December 15 to December 19. The details of the specification change as specified in the earlier post are shown below.

November 22 post:

Based on the OAuth 2.0 specification, we will add parameters [error, state] to the error response of LINE Login authentication.

These parameters will be added to the error response sent to the callback URL when the user selects cancel on the agreement screen which is displayed during the LINE Login process.

In addition, in accordance with the OAuth 2.0 specification, the errorCode and errorMessage parameters in the current error response will be deprecated and removed in the future.

Change to requirement on whitelisting LINE domains

Whitelisting LINE domains is no longer a requirement for using the LINE SDK for iOS. As such, the documentation on whitelisting LINE domains found in the "Settings for iOS 9 or later" section has been removed.

Important: Specification change to API

Based on the OAuth 2.0 specification, we will add parameters [error, state] to the error response of LINE Login authentication.

These parameters will be added to the error response sent to the callback URL when the user selects cancel on the agreement screen which is displayed during the LINE Login process.

In addition, in accordance with the OAuth 2.0 specification, the errorCode and errorMessage parameters in the current error response will be deprecated and removed in the future.

[Date]

December 15, 2016

LINE SDK for Android 3.1.21 released

The LINE SDK for Android has been updated to version 3.1.21. You can download it from the LINE SDK archives on the following page:

Resources - Download LINE SDK

Changes:

  • Updated to prevent build warnings.

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.

LINE SDK for Android 3.1.20 released

The LINE SDK for Android has been updated to version 3.1.20. You can download it from the LINE SDK archives on the following page:

Resources - Download LINE SDK

Changes:

  • Updated build with Java 1.7 for compatibility.

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.

The LINE SDK for iOS 3.2.1 released and the LINE starter application revised

The LINE SDK for iOS has been updated to version 3.2.1. You can download it from the LINE SDK archives on the following page:

Download LINE SDK

Changes

  • LineAdapter+Login.framework and LineAdapterUI.framework merged to LineAdapter.framework.
  • Definition changed for swift.

In addition, the LINE starter application has been revised to make compatibility with this version of SDK. You can clone or download it from the below GitHub repository.

https://github.com/line/line-sdk-starter-ios (opens new window)

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.

Messaging API released and LINE Developers documentation updated

We've made some updates to the LINE Developers website. We've added new documentation together with the release of the Messaging API. Our API reference documentation has also been updated and redesigned. And we've made a couple of branding changes as well.

For more detailed information about the changes, see below:

  • Added "Overview", "Getting started", and API reference documentation for the Messaging API. For more information, see Messaging API.
  • Changed the look of the API reference documentation. See the new documentation here: API reference.
  • Made the following branding changes:
    • Web API includes the APIs used for integrating Web Login with your websites.
    • Social REST API includes REST APIs that you can call from your applications.
    • LINE Login, LINE SDK for Android, LINE SDK for iOS, Web API, and Social REST API are included in Social API
  • Added information on LINE Official Accounts and LINE@ accounts in "Account types".

Sending rich messages section updated

The "Sending rich messages" section of the LINE Developers site has been updated to include information about the "sendMessage" feature of rich messages.

For more information, go to https://developers.line.me/bot-api/api-reference.

LINE Developers site temporarily unavailable on June 23

The LINE Developers site (https://developers.line.me) will be unavailable at the following date and time.

[Date] June 23 20:00-21:00 JST (GMT+9)

[Impact] You won’t be able to access https://developers.line.me (opens new window)

Useful links have been added for BOT API Trial

We have added useful links to accelerate your development on BOT API Trial.

See all the links added from below.

Messaging API links

Channel Console unavailable temporarily on June 16

The LINE Developer Channel Console will be unavailable at the following date and time.

[Date]

June 16 01:00 ~ 05:30 JST (GMT+9)

[Impact]

You won't be able to modify your Channel at the time specified above.

List of stickers updated

Sticker images have been added to the sticker list which will allow developers to easily recognize the sticker ID.

Method for calling APIs for BOT API Trial changed

You are no longer required to register the IP address of your server to call APIs for BOT API Trial. If you register an IP address on the whitelist, API calls will be limited to that IP address. You can use the whitelist for security purposes.

Method for calling APIs for BOT API Trial changed

We are pleased to announce the launch of the LINE Developers Official Account.

The LINE Developers Official Account provides you with the latest updates on the LINE platform. By adding the Official Account to your friend list, you'll receive information on documentation updates, SDK releases, specification changes and more.

To add the LINE Developers Official Account to your friend list, scan the QR code below or if you are using a smartphone, tap the “Add Friends” button below.

Friends Added (opens new window)

QR code

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.

Let's Encrypt and StartSSL CA has been added

SSL CA root certificates for Let's Encrypt and StartSSL have been added for BOT API callback URL.

See the "Note" in the Registering a callback URL section to find a link to the full list of authorized CAs.

Changes to the LINE Developers site

To our valued partner developers, we have updated the LINE Developers site due to the release of the Business Center and BOT API.

Changes:

  • Arranged sections based on features or APIs
  • Sections now only contain APIs that are related to that particular section
  • Top page has been updated
  • BOT API section has been added
  • Javascript SDK section is now called Channel Web Applications
  • Other minor fixes

LINE SDK for Android version 3.1.19 released

The LINE SDK for Android has been updated to version 3.1.19. You can download it from the LINE SDK archives on the following page:

Resources - Download LINE SDK

Changes:

  • Fixed login error issue when user attempts to login again

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.

LINE SDK for Android version 3.1.18 released

The LINE SDK for Android has been updated to version 3.1.18. You can download it from the LINE SDK archives on the following page:

Resources - Download LINE SDK

Changes:

  • Added support for 64-bit architecture
  • Added the locale property to the login method
  • Fixed some bugs

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.

Important: Changes to the character limit for Channel names

To our valued partner developers,

We are planning to integrate our systems on March 23. As a result of the integration, Channel names that have more than 20 characters will be automatically truncated to 20 characters. If you have a Channel that has more than 20 characters in its name, we recommend that you change the name to something with 20 or fewer characters by March 22.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued cooperation.

LINE Developers

FAQ page published

We published a FAQ page today. This page lists frequently asked questions about the LINE platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.