Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Android apps will update while you're using them

Android apps will update while you're using them

The flexible update allows the user to continue using the app while the update is downloaded.

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 In-app Updates API is being tested with Android's early access partners, and will soon be distributed to all developers. This option essentially brings a full-screen experience in which users will receive a pop-up to install the important update, and once hitting the update button, the app opens a full-screen window to show the update progress. "[But] we've noticed that people across the globe are using it, no matter what type of mobile phone they have or how fast their internet connection is". But this is about to change, now that Google is introducing a new API for Android.

Google is giving Android developers a new application programming interface (API) that lets them force users into updating to the latest version of their app. The API will give developers a couple options when it comes to updates. You can completely customize the update flow so it feels like part of your app.

Voting underway as Donald Trump faces litmus test
Joe Donnelly in IN and Republican Marsha Blackburn's win in Tennessee made it much more hard for Democrats to make inroads. Dave Brat was in a tight race with Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer.

FA appeal against decision to clear Mourinho
Valente said that "the victory was vindication" and he did not consider the words used in the context to be abusive, insulting or improper.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Custody Battle Continues
Evaluations for the children have already begun, and the judge will rely heavily on their findings in his ruling over custody. Both sides have been clear about wanting to prioritize the health and happiness of their children no matter what.

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

Android's announcement of its Foldables technology was also a summit highlight, with the company highlighting its support for the forthcoming Samsung device that was previewed this week by Samsung Senior Vice President Justin Denison at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference.

Like this: