UpdateChecker

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v2.1.8 (Apr 30, 2015)
Created
Jul 29, 2013
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Mar 9, 2017
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#Update Checker

Android User, never miss an Update.

Overview

UpdateChecker is a class that can be used by Android Developers to increase the number of their apps' updates by showing a "New update available" Notification or Dialog.

It checks for new updates downloadable parsing the Store desktop page of your app.

XDA Thread

Featured on XDA Portal

Changelog

Current version: 2.1.8

See complete ChangeLog.

Example

Due to Play Store problems, I can't publish the demo app on Play Store, so the demo has the same package of ActionBarSherlock: Demos because the library needs a published app on Play Store to work.

Check out the source code of the demo or download directly the apk.

Usage

  • In your build.gradle file:

     dependencies {
         compile 'com.github.rampo.updatechecker:library:2.1.8'
     } 
  • Then, add INTERNET and ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permissions to your app's Manifest:

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>
  • Start using UpdateChecker: a dialog will be shown if a new update is found:

    UpdateChecker checker = new UpdateChecker(this); // If you are in a Activity or a FragmentActivity
    UpdateChecker checker = new UpdateChecker(getActivity()); // If you are in a Fragment
    checker.start();

##Important!

  • If there is a new update available when your app is launched, the Notification / Dialog will not be shown every time. The Notification/Dialog will be shown every 5 times the app ascertains that a new update is available. It's a precaution to make the library not too invasive. To modify this, see Customization/setSuccessfulChecksRequired().

  • See Issue #1

##Customization You can set the store where your app is published on, the successful checks necessary to show notice, modify the notice (Dialog or Notification) and modify the notice icon. Check out Customization doc for more infos. Example: show a notification instead of a dialog

UpdateChecker checker = new UpdateChecker(this);
checker.setNotice(Notice.NOTIFICATION);
checker.start();

See Custom implementation if you don't want to use these Notices and manage the result by yourself.

##Contribution

Questions

If you have any questions regarding UpdateChecker, create an issue.

Feature request

To create a new Feature request, open an issue here.

I'll try to answer as soon as I find the time.

Pull requests welcome

Feel free to contribute to UpdateChecker.

Either you found a bug or have created a new and awesome feature, just create a pull request.

Please note, if you're working on a pull request, make sure to use the develop branch as your base.

Discuss

Join in the conversation, check out the XDA Thread.

Coming soon

  • Stackoverflow tag for more specific code problems
  • Preference to disable UpdateChecker
  • Changelog Functions
  • Rate this app Functions

Credits

Written and maintained by: Pietro Rampini - PiKo Technologies

The UpdateChecker logo has been created by Michael Cook

License

Apache Version 2.0