Update process in the Apple App Store

Robert Brenstein rjb at robelko.com
Thu Mar 7 10:21:05 EST 2013

On 07.03.2013 at 14:27 Uhr +0100 Graham Samuel apparently wrote:
>I can of course ask the user to go through some process (like 
>clicking a button) to complete the update, but it would be far 
>preferable for the app to do this aspect of the update automatically 
>without user intervention. This would imply that my app knows that 
>its just been updated and can therefore run a once-only routine of 
>some kind. I can think of a number of techniques for doing this, but 
>I wondered if there is an approved one, or indeed whether the App 
>Store's update service actually allows the app to run in some 
>special update mode by executing additional code etc. Of course I 
>may have fundamentally misunderstood what the App Store does.

what about if your app checks the version of the stored stack when it 
launches and updates it as needed if it detects an older version? 
yes, it has to do it at each launch but this eliminates the issues 
you mention wth different update modes.


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