Android :: Provide Updates For Application?

Apr 13, 2010


I'm planning to use my website to provide updates for my android application whenever the user decides to perform an update( in case there is one available) . I'm thinking to use http requests for the communication between the user and the server, so whenever there is a new update the server sents back to the user the link to download the apk of the update through the android browser. So far I think it should work !?!. But once I have the apk of the new update on the card ,and the installed old version of the application how do I actually perform the update ?

Android :: provide updates for application?

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Jul 3, 2010

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navigates across different Activity's
that display Model
from different perspectives. Currently I have a ListActivity for all elements, and an Activity for one element's details
Sometimes Model needs refreshing.
Surely this is done on a different thread. Refreshing can be triggered from several Activity's.
There are several (time consuming) common
tasks that can be triggered from different Activity's
My application loads and saves Model
to private storage when it starts
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My problem: I'm not sure where to put Model and the related tasks in. Also, I don't know what mechanism to use to notify Activity's. Currently I come up with 2 approaches:

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Reasons I'm not using a class with static methods:

I need to save and store Model to disk. Some of the methods need a Context for displaying toasts, notifications, caching, etc.

Also, I don't put these functionalities in an Activity because there are several activities that manipulate the same piece of persistent data.

Below are pseudocode illustrating what I mean:

Using Service:


Make the functionality globally accessible in the custom Application object


Weaknesses I can think of for the Service approach is complexity, since Binding is asynchronous. And it's very likely that I have to repeat some code because I have both ListActivity and Activity

For the Application approach, the documentation says not to rely on onTerminate() being called.

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providing updates to unpublished application( old users)

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Sep 29, 2010

I seen to have a problem installing and updating pretty much all apps from the market. I am running anbranded and unrooted desire on 2.2. I have successfully downloaded nearly 50 apps from the market but recently it doesn't seem to install any apps including updates. I did find one that was ok (retro camera which I tried just to see) but it wont update sppedview, folder organizer lite or quick system info pro. It also doesn't seem to want to let me install quite a few other apps that I have tried (some alarm apps and some poker ones).

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Android :: Follow Up For Active Install Count - Application Updates

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We wanted to follow-up. By now, you should have noticed that the installs metrics for your applications have been restored. We identified the problem as occurring with application updates only, have made some changes recently that should resolve and prevent this problem. Please let us know if this error persists.

If we can assist you further, please let us know. In my case, things have not changed at all. Downloads are increasing (1550) and active installs stabilized at 29% (the value before the drop was 44/45%). So, indeed active installs are increasing again - 29% is stable since three weeks - but the original percentage was not restored. Now, I don't know what to think... Maybe the problem is not solved, maybe in my specific case the active installs really dropped for a while (but it's curious that it only happened for a while...). BTW, I didn't release any new upgrade since then (I have a new one almost ready, but I'm beyond schedule because of personal problems) - and maybe the count would fix itself with new upgrades...

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-- Fabrizio Giudici - Java Architect, Project Manager Tidalwave s.a.s. - "We make Java work. Everywhere." -

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It wont power on now and I've tried holding a few different buttons while powering on and still nothing. I did check the settings the other day and it was successfully backing itself up not sure how to use that backup though. I just looked over after typing this post and the Motorola "M" was on the screen but I couldn't get it to do anything so I pulled the battery and tried again to boot it and nothing.

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Feb 1, 2010

Quick question about android market application updates. If I have an app on the market and release an update, is there a way to ensure that the users download the new update?I.e. Does the app tells the user there is an update, or does it stop working until they download an update?Or should I be writing code in my apps to stop working after a fixed period thus forcing the user to download the new version?

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