Yes, that also applies to Google Play. I once tried to publish a simplified app on Google Play with a built-in feature to upgrade to a far more elaborate "Pro" version, with payment for it via my website, but that got quickly banned on the basis of violating Google's terms.Some store have detection methods and if they notice pruchasing code in your app they'll simply reject you and demand to use theirs (to have their cut/% on each sale ofcourse)
You are definitely not the only one doing that. It would be interesting to hear more about how you made the auto-updater. Downloading and running an APK is easy, but the user always has to manually perform some tasks. Any code you wish to share?We pulled all our apps from the play store. They all now have their own auto updater built. We sell directly to our customer base, so the only advantage the app store had was for publishing updates. Since we do that now ourselves it much better.
Yep. I will put together something soon, very busy at the moment, I may forget so please feel free to remind me. I will put together a sample app that does every thing.You are definitely not the only one doing that. It would be interesting to hear more about how you made the auto-updater. Downloading and running an APK is easy, but the user always has to manually perform some tasks. Any code you wish to share?
How about all B4A developers join hands and we all start our own collective App Store (made and hosted by Erel)...
Great! Very kind of you to share this updater. Thank you very much.Ok Here it is. I put it in share create so everyone can have access to it.