AndroidAppUpdateLibrary

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Language
Java
Version
1.0.3 (Feb 19, 2018)
Created
Jan 16, 2018
Updated
Feb 19, 2018
Owner
Piash Sarker (Piashsarker)
Contributor
Piash Sarker (Piashsarker)
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AndroidAppUpdateLibrary

Android App Update Library can be used for downloading the Apk from a link , Save it to External or Internal Storage, Than automatic installing the apk. Remember to add provider xml and android runtime permission before using this library. See sample use in app folder.

Changelog

Version : 1.0.3 

Update Target SDK Version To 27 ( Android Oreo)
Added Permission For Package Install For Android Oreo.

Usage

Step 1. Add the JitPack repository to your build file

Add it in your root build.gradle at the end of repositories:

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

Step 2. Add the dependency

dependencies {
        compile 'com.github.Piashsarker:AndroidAppUpdateLibrary:1.0.3'
}

Step 3. Add Runtime Permission

Remember to add below permission in Manifest.xml file . And Also add runtime permission for (Version => Marshmallow ). See the sample app.

 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>

 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
 
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES"/> 

Step 4. Add Provider XML

Create a folder called xml in res folder. Create a xml file and named it provider_paths. Paste below code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <paths xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <external-path name="external_files" path="."/>
  </paths>

Add below code in your manifest.xml file.

<application
  
..............
    <provider
        android:name="android.support.v4.content.FileProvider"
        android:authorities="${applicationId}.provider"
        android:exported="false"
        android:grantUriPermissions="true">
        <meta-data
            android:name="android.support.FILE_PROVIDER_PATHS"
            android:resource="@xml/provider_paths"/>
    </provider>


</application>

Step 5. For downloading and installing the apk automatically.

After setting up all neccessary files it's just two line of code to download and install the apk updates in your device.

String url = "https://github.com/Piashsarker/AndroidAppUpdateLibrary/raw/master/app-debug.apk";

DownloadApk downloadApk = new DownloadApk(MainActivity.this);
    
downloadApk.startDownloadingApk(url);

You are Good To Go. Happy Coding

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2018 Piash Sarker

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.