Update process in the Apple App Store

Scott Morrow scott at elementarysoftware.com
Thu Mar 7 20:50:01 EST 2013

Would it work to have the (updated app) check and notice that the data in the support folder had been created / last modified by an older version?

Scott Morrow

On Mar 7, 2013, at 5:27 AM, Graham Samuel <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:
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> 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.

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