We have just put OI Update on the Market, mainly to handle updates of
our own applications, but it can also handle updates of any other
The version check for applications can be performed periodically or on user request. If performed periodically the user is informed via the notification bar about new versions. If a new version is available the user can initiate the update process as defined by the developer of the application e.g. check Android Market, or go to the application web site. It is also possible to get a reminder later, ignore this update or ignore all further updates of the application.
Notifications are shown only once per 24 hours.
Application with package name prefix "android", "com.android" and those without a version name or version code are not managed by the updater.
From the early comments we can see that users were waiting for this kind of support.
In order to add automatic update support to an application, developers only need 2 things:
android:value="url to version file" />
to the application node of the manifest and your automatic update is
2.) The version file can be either a small text file as described here
or it can be a VeeCheck xml
file as described here: http://www.tomgibara.com/android/veecheck/
If you host your application at AndAppStore.com , the VeeCheck file
will be generated automatically for you, and you just need to put the
package name into your application's details at AndAppStore.com
Url of application details: http://www.openintents.org/en/node/136