News: Articles for Sep 2019

  • 2019/09/26

    Notice about system maintenance

    We're performing system maintenance at the below time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Scheduled maintenance time

    September 26, 2019 16:20-16:50 JST (+9 GMT)

    The maintenance will only last a few seconds and will take place somewhere in this time window.

    Impact

    Messaging API, LINE Login, and LIFF operations may result in errors. Specifically, the following events can occur:

    • Messaging API (https://api.line.me/v2/bot/*) returns an error with status code 500.
    • An error with status code 500 is returned when a user logs in with LINE Login or starts a LIFF app.
  • 2019/09/18

    Try out Messaging API calls in your browser

    We've added a Try button to these sections of the Messaging API reference documentation:

    Clicking Try reveals a form that enables you to test the API call right then and there. You'll need to enter some required information, such as your channel access token (found in the console). Depending on the call, there are also other fields to fill in.

    For now, this feature is only enabled for a small number of operations. We plan to increase the number in future releases to cover more Messaging API functionality.

  • 2019/09/13

    LINE SDK v4.x end-of-life on December 12th, 2019

    December 12th, 2019 marks the end-of-life date for LINE SDK v4.0 for Android and LINE SDK v4.1 for iOS (from hereon collectively called LINE SDK v4.x). On that date, we'll remove from this site the following things:

    Why we're doing this

    To ensure a consistent, secure, up-to-date experience for LINE users, our partners' apps and services should use the latest version of our technology. We already marked LINE SDK v4.x as deprecated some time ago, but continued to offer documentation and download links as a courtesy to partners who couldn't upgrade on short notice. Now we're taking the next logical step: declaring LINE SDK v4.x end-of-life and removing all references from our site.

    Upgrading to a new SDK version

    What you need to do to upgrade depends on what version you're currently using.

    From To Notes
    LINE SDK v4.x for iOS Objective-C LINE SDK v5.2 for iOS Swift The old and new versions use different programming languages, which makes migrating a big task. We hope the migration instructions in Upgrading the SDK will make it easier.
    LINE SDK v4.x for Android LINE SDK v5.1 for Android There are minor differences between the old and new version, particularly with relation to how login works. We intend to publish a detailed list of differences soon, but you can already start your migration by reading Integrating LINE Login with your Android app.
    LINE SDK v3.x for iOS Objective-C LINE SDK v5.2 for iOS Swift There are major differences between the old and new version, meaning you'll have to redo your integration from scratch. See Integrating LINE Login with your iOS app for instructions.
    LINE SDK v3.x for Android LINE SDK v5.1 for Android There are major differences between the old and new version, meaning you'll have to redo your integration from scratch. See Integrating LINE Login with your Android app for instructions.
  • 2019/09/12

    Notice about service outage for the Messaging API (resolved)

    We'd like to inform you about a service outage regarding the Messaging API. The issue has now been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Date and time of outage

    Date: September 11, 2019 Time: 17:00–18:30 JST (GMT+9)

    Date: September 12, 2019 Time: 13:00–13:30 JST (GMT+9)

    Cause

    Server outage due to heavy load.

    Affected services

    All Messaging API endpoints (https://api.line.me/v2/bot/*).

    Details

    The API returned status code 500 for some requests. Also, the "Send reply message" endpoint (https://api.line.me/v2/bot/message/reply) returned error codes in the 400 range, even for correct requests.

    LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services to prevent future outages. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 2019/09/11

    Notice about service outage for LINE Developers site (resolved)

    We'd like to inform you about a service outage regarding the LINE Developers site. The issue has now been resolved but we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Date and time of outage

    Date: September 11th, 2019 Time: 13:46–15:58 JST (GMT+9)

    Cause

    Issue with our servers.

    Details

    During the specified time, the Statistics tab for Messaging API channels in LINE Developers console was not working as intended.

    LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services to prevent future outages. Thank you for your understanding.