Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates

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The first is a full-screen experience, which blocks use of the app until the update downloads and installs. Another neat reveal coming out of the Android Dev Summit, however, is a feature that will allow users to continue using Android apps while they're being updated.

Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world.

The flexible option gives devs the ability to nudge app users towards updating to the latest version of an app through more subtle banners in the app. Google has introduced new tools and features at Android Developer Summit. The prompt comes when the user starts an app, they must update it before using it.

Right now, the in-app update API is being tested through the Android Google Chrome app and with select partnered developers, but Google plans to expand that early access program in the near future.

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The new API gives developers two new ways to update the apps: flexible and immediate.

Talking about the recent updates, Android product management, and developer relations Stephanie Saad Cuthberston said, "This is something that developers have asked us for a long time is - say you own an app and you want to make sure the user is running the latest version".

Its not just a simple rebranding, Google also redesigned the app to put your content front and center.

This month over 118,000 new projects using Kotlin started in Android Studio, marking a 10-fold increase on past year, according to Google.

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