Check App version


Protocol to facilitate automated update mechanism for app stores.

Data describes an url to a simple text file containing information about the latest version or a VeeCheck file. If a new version is available the user is notified and can initiate the update process.


public void startCheckAppVersion() {
    Intent intent = new Intent("org.openintents.intents.CHECK_VERSION"); 
    intent.setData(dataUri); // url to version info file 
    if (intent.resolveActivity(getPackageManager()) != null) { 

Example intent filter

<activity ...>
        <action android:name="org.openintents.intents.CHECK_VERSION" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />

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