Detect new app version in Store

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  1. Aaron
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    Jul 2013

    Posted 02 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Is there an automated way of getting an app to detect if a newer version exists (Apple Store or Android Play)?
    I would like to have the app alert the user of a newer version and also the ability for then to choose to update to the newer version.

    Cheers
    Aaron
  2. Zdravko
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    Posted 07 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Aaron,

    Actually this is implemented as a service from the public stores like Google Play and Apple Store and you don't need to make your own version check.

    However, if you really want to make your own one I believe you can do that by developing a service which will be used by the app to compare versions and notifies if new exists.
    Thanks.

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    Zdravko
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  3. Aaron
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    Jul 2013

    Posted 07 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Thanks Zdravko.

    I think generally allowing the stores to manage it will be OK. My concern is more to do with releasing a new version which makes the older version incompatible (Service contract changes etc). It would be good to have a mechanism to stop the user using an old version of the application completely until they update.
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