Appium does not support Android .aab file format

My application is a cordova application . Now that the play store is recommending to upload .aab file instead of .apks, my team started doing that. From the test automation standpoint, I see that Appium does not support .aab ? Is there a way around it to run Appium with .aab instead of .apk ?

Appium doesn’t directly support .aab files yet. However there is a workaround suggested here -

aaah so appium will support the apks bundles zip if it is correctly signed.
What kinds of issues or side effects did this create for people I am wanting to know what other things it changes as side effects, like missed dependencies and so on?