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@capawesome/capacitor-app-update

Capacitor plugin that assists with app updates. It supports retrieving app update information on Android and iOS and supports in-app updates on Android.

Installation

npm install @capawesome/capacitor-app-update
npx cap sync

Android Variables

This plugin will use the following project variables (defined in your app’s variables.gradle file):

  • $androidPlayAppUpdateVersion version of com.google.android.play:app-update (default: 2.1.0)
  • $androidPlayServicesBaseVersion version of com.google.android.gms:play-services-base (default: 18.0.1)

Configuration

No configuration required for this plugin.

Demo

A working example can be found here: robingenz/capacitor-plugin-demo

Usage

import { Capacitor } from '@capacitor/core';
import { AppUpdate } from '@capawesome/capacitor-app-update';

const getCurrentAppVersion = async () => {
  const result = await AppUpdate.getAppUpdateInfo();
  if (Capacitor.getPlatform() === 'android') {
    return result.currentVersionCode;
  } else {
    return result.currentVersionName;
  }
};

const getAvailableAppVersion = async () => {
  const result = await AppUpdate.getAppUpdateInfo();
  if (Capacitor.getPlatform() === 'android') {
    return result.availableVersionCode;
  } else {
    return result.availableVersionName;
  }
};

const openAppStore = async () => {
  await AppUpdate.openAppStore();
};

const performImmediateUpdate = async () => {
  const result = await AppUpdate.getAppUpdateInfo();
  if (result.updateAvailability !== AppUpdateAvailability.UPDATE_AVAILABLE) {
    return;
  }
  if (result.immediateUpdateAllowed) {
    await AppUpdate.performImmediateUpdate();
  }
};

const startFlexibleUpdate = async () => {
  const result = await AppUpdate.getAppUpdateInfo();
  if (result.updateAvailability !== AppUpdateAvailability.UPDATE_AVAILABLE) {
    return;
  }
  if (result.flexibleUpdateAllowed) {
    await AppUpdate.startFlexibleUpdate();
  }
};

const completeFlexibleUpdate = async () => {
  await AppUpdate.completeFlexibleUpdate();
};

API

getAppUpdateInfo(...)

getAppUpdateInfo(options?: GetAppUpdateInfoOptions | undefined) => Promise<AppUpdateInfo>

Returns app update informations.

Only available on Android and iOS.

Param Type
options GetAppUpdateInfoOptions

Returns: Promise<AppUpdateInfo>


openAppStore(...)

openAppStore(options?: OpenAppStoreOptions | undefined) => Promise<void>

Opens the app store entry of the app in the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).

Only available on Android and iOS.

Param Type
options OpenAppStoreOptions

performImmediateUpdate()

performImmediateUpdate() => Promise<AppUpdateResult>

Performs an immediate in-app update.

Only available on Android.

Returns: Promise<AppUpdateResult>


startFlexibleUpdate()

startFlexibleUpdate() => Promise<AppUpdateResult>

Starts a flexible in-app update.

Only available on Android.

Returns: Promise<AppUpdateResult>


completeFlexibleUpdate()

completeFlexibleUpdate() => Promise<void>

Completes a flexible in-app update by restarting the app.

Only available on Android.


addListener('onFlexibleUpdateStateChange', ...)

addListener(eventName: 'onFlexibleUpdateStateChange', listenerFunc: (state: FlexibleUpdateState) => void) => PluginListenerHandle

Adds a flexbile in-app update state change listener.

Only available on Android.

Param Type
eventName 'onFlexibleUpdateStateChange'
listenerFunc (state: FlexibleUpdateState) => void

Returns: PluginListenerHandle


removeAllListeners()

removeAllListeners() => Promise<void>

Remove all listeners for this plugin.


Interfaces

AppUpdateInfo

Prop Type Description Since
currentVersionName string The current version name of the app. On Android, this is the versionName from the android/app/build.gradle file. On iOS, this is the CFBundleShortVersionString from the Info.plist file. Only available on Android and iOS. 5.1.0
availableVersionName string The available version name of the update. On iOS, this is the CFBundleShortVersionString from the Info.plist file. Only available on iOS. 5.1.0
currentVersion string Version code (Android) or CFBundleShortVersionString (iOS) of the currently installed app version. Only available on Android and iOS.
currentVersionCode string The current version code of the app. On Android, this is the versionCode from the android/app/build.gradle file. On iOS, this is the CFBundleVersion from the Info.plist file. Only available on Android and iOS. 5.1.0
availableVersion string Version code (Android) or CFBundleShortVersionString (iOS) of the update. Only available on Android and iOS.
availableVersionCode string The available version code of the update. On Android, this is the versionCode from the android/app/build.gradle file. Only available on Android. 5.1.0
availableVersionReleaseDate string Release date of the update in ISO 8601 (UTC) format. Only available on iOS.
updateAvailability AppUpdateAvailability The app update availability. Only available on Android and iOS.
updatePriority number In-app update priority for this update, as defined by the developer in the Google Play Developer API. Only available on Android.
immediateUpdateAllowed boolean true if an immediate update is allowed, otherwise false. Only available on Android.
flexibleUpdateAllowed boolean true if a flexible update is allowed, otherwise false. Only available on Android.
clientVersionStalenessDays number Number of days since the Google Play Store app on the user's device has learnt about an available update if an update is available or in progress. Only available on Android.
installStatus FlexibleUpdateInstallStatus Flexible in-app update install status. Only available on Android.
minimumOsVersion string The minimum version of the operating system required for the app to run in iOS. Only available on iOS.

GetAppUpdateInfoOptions

Prop Type Description
country string The two-letter country code for the store you want to search. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2 for a list of ISO Country Codes. Only available on iOS.

OpenAppStoreOptions

Prop Type Description
country string The two-letter country code for the store you want to search. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2 for a list of ISO Country Codes. Only available on iOS.

AppUpdateResult

Prop Type
code AppUpdateResultCode

PluginListenerHandle

Prop Type
remove () => Promise<void>

FlexibleUpdateState

Prop Type Description
installStatus FlexibleUpdateInstallStatus Flexible in-app update install status.
bytesDownloaded number Returns the number of bytes downloaded so far. undefined if the install status is other than DOWNLOADING.
totalBytesToDownload number Returns the total number of bytes to be downloaded for this update. undefined if the install status is other than DOWNLOADING.

Enums

AppUpdateAvailability

Members Value
UNKNOWN 0
UPDATE_NOT_AVAILABLE 1
UPDATE_AVAILABLE 2
UPDATE_IN_PROGRESS 3

FlexibleUpdateInstallStatus

Members Value
UNKNOWN 0
PENDING 1
DOWNLOADING 2
INSTALLING 3
INSTALLED 4
FAILED 5
CANCELED 6
DOWNLOADED 11

AppUpdateResultCode

Members Value Description
OK 0 The user has accepted the update.
CANCELED 1 The user has denied or cancelled the update.
FAILED 2 Some other error prevented either the user from providing consent or the update to proceed.
NOT_AVAILABLE 3 No update available.
NOT_ALLOWED 4 Update type not allowed.
INFO_MISSING 5 App update info missing. You must call getAppUpdateInfo() before requesting an update.

Test with internal app-sharing

The Android Developers documentation describes how to test in-app updates using internal app sharing: https://developer.android.com/guide/playcore/in-app-updates/test

Changelog

See CHANGELOG.md.

License

See LICENSE.

Credits

This plugin is based on the Capacitor App Update plugin. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the project!