Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates

Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates

The new API gives developers two new ways to update their apps. Originally created to help Android users in certain countries that do not have a lot of storage on their mobile devices, the app was quickly adopted worldwide. When enabled, users will be able to continue using an app while an update is downloaded.

"We attribute this to many factors, such as continued platform and API hardening, ongoing security updates and app security and developer training to reduce apps' access to sensitive data", said the Android Security & Privacy Team in a blog post today.

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"Last December, Google launched Files Go: an app to free up space on mobile phones, find files faster and share them with others easily and quickly-even without an internet connection", states Google's announcement."Files Go was built to solve file and storage management problems for the next generation of smartphone users in countries such as India, Brazil and Nigeria". Immediate displays a full-screen message right when a player boots up an Android app that prompts them to update the app. The trick, according to Google, is users restrict themselves to installing apps only made available through the official Play Store. With Immediate in-app updates, the application will show a notice as soon as the app is opened that an update is required in order to start using it. Developers will also be able to customize the update flow so it feels like it is part of the app. There is no specific date mentioned by Google as to when we will see the API in use on Android apps.

OK, so it's not exactly "updating as you use" as Google implies, but it's as near as dammit. Once the update is downloaded, simply restart the app and you're done.

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