Android App auto update programmatically

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  1. Deepan
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    Posted 26 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Hi,
             I am using jquery mobile for developing Android app.
    Now i developed and published App in google play store perfectly. now i want to update Android App automatically,  from programmatically not manually from play store.

    is any plugin is available for auto update Android App for jquery mobile?

    Thanks in advance
    R.Deepan
  2. Kaloyan
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    Posted 01 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Deepan,

    I found some possible solutions, however each of them requires your app to be hosted on a server, outside Google Play. The process appears to be not that complicated, as what you need to do is:
     1. Compare the installed and the hosted versions of the app (upon application start for example).
     2. If newer version is available, download it on the device (via the FileTransfer Api).
     3. Finally, trigger the install of the new version (via the WebIntent plugin).

    Here is a stacoverflow article about this. Please, note both the possible solutions described.

    I hope this helps. Let me know if your need further assistance.

    Regards,

    Kaloyan
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  3. Deepan
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    Posted 01 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    Thanks for your quick reply,
    I am using Icenium graphite Tool for developing android App.
    In our project we are using CSS,HTML and javascript only
    so i don't know how to integrate WebIntent.java file with our Manifest.xml
    is possible for use this .java file in this Tool?
  4. Kaloyan
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    Posted 04 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Deepan,

    In order to use native libraries inside your AppBuilder (formerly Icenium) project, you need to develop custom Cordova plugins. The WebIntent for example, is such plugin and can be easily integrated inside your project, by following this guide. Another option also is to add it as an archive:
    1. First, download the content of the plugin as an archive (from its git repository).
    2. Then, inside your AppBuilder project, right click on the Plugins folder and select Add > From Archive.
    3. In the Open window, locate the already downloaded archive (from step 1) and click Open.

    I hope this helps.

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    Kaloyan
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  5. Deepan
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    Posted 07 Jul 2014 in reply to Kaloyan Link to this post

    Hi,
     I followed your guidance, working fine for us.


    Thanks & Regards
    R.Deepan

  6. Kaloyan
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    Posted 07 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Deepan,

    I am glad it helped.

    Please, let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

    Regards,
    Kaloyan
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