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Android Library to easily implement in-app updates

Android Library to easily implement in-app updates

InAppUpdater

Android Library to easily implement in-app updates.

:pencil2: Usage

Step 1: Add it in your root build.gradle

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
    }
}

Step 2: Add the dependency

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.github.SanojPunchihewa:InAppUpdater:1.0.4-alpha.1'
}

Step 3: Initialize the UpdateManager

Declare the UpdateManager in your Activity

    // Declare the UpdateManager
    UpdateManager mUpdateManager;

Initialize the UpdateManager in your onCreate method of the Activity

    // Initialize the Update Manager with the Activity and the Update Mode
    mUpdateManager = UpdateManager.Builder(this).mode(UpdateManagerConstant.FLEXIBLE).start();

Update Mode

There are two modes

  • Flexible(UpdateManagerConstant.FLEXIBLE) (default) - User can use the app during update download, installation and restart needs to be triggered by user

  • Immediate(UpdateManagerConstant.IMMEDIATE) - User will be blocked until download and installation is finished, restart is triggered automatically

Step 4: Resume the updates

Call continueUpdate method in your onResume method to install waiting updates

@Override
protected void onResume() {
    super.onResume();
    // Continue updates when resumed
    mUpdateManager.continueUpdate();
}

Additionally you can get the Available Version Code of the update. You can find these codes in the demo app

mUpdateManager.getAvailableVersionCode(new onVersionCheckListener() {
    @Override
    public void onReceiveVersionCode(final int code) {
        // Do something here
    }
});

:movie_camera: Demo

Flexible Update Immediate Update
flexible_update immediate_update

:exclamation: Troubleshoot

  • In-app updates works only with devices running Android 5.0 (API level 21) or higher
  • In-app updates are available only to user accounts that own the app. So, make sure the account you’re using has downloaded your app from Google Play at least once before using the account to test in-app updates.
  • Make sure that the app that you are testing in-app updates with has the same application ID and is signed with the same signing key as the one available from Google Play.
  • Because Google Play can only update an app to a higher version code, make sure the app you are testing as a lower version code than the update version code.

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