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Having my app check for updates.

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  • preston2
    Re: Having my app check for updates.

    Originally posted by Allen Klimeck View Post
    Thanks, Allen,

    I will check into this as well.

    You think all this would be real easy. Read a build number on the web such as 2013081 and then compare it to build number in the app, say 2013080 and if it is lower than the one on the web offer the end user a link to download the update installer.

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  • preston2
    Re: Having my app check for updates.

    Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
    Thanks for the link Stan. I would have never found that.

    It looks like it may be doable using that method but I will have to get farther into it. There is a lot he does not say so you have to look at the picture closely to see what he has set in each option.

    Will let you know how it goes.

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  • Allen Klimeck
    Re: Having my app check for updates.

    You can do this with http_post()

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  • Stan Mathews
    Re: Having my app check for updates.

    See if this helps.


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  • preston2
    started a topic Having my app check for updates.

    Having my app check for updates.

    Ok, I have searched and have not really found an answer or a solution.

    What I am trying to do is create a script that either runs on startup or is a user click button that goes out on the web and checks if there is an update of my app.

    Using the sys_open(URL_var) does not really work because it wants to open a url file and I need something that will read the contents of a file on the web. If possible.

    I have also tried using a passive link table to a remote mysql database and while this works great I have to specify a IP or Class C on my hosting to setup the remote mysql access on the web server. Since I do not know all the possible IP's of my customers I cannot really setup the IP's or Class C's to allow my app to access the remote database from their PC's and I definitely cannot setup every Class C for the United States and Canada.

    If I only had a few customers of my app then it would be easy to setup the IP or Class C but I have hundreds of customers that use my app and gain more every week.

    I need to find a way to just read a file or a hosting service that does not require me to setup the IP or Class C to setup the remote mysql access. I would think the database name and password coded into my app would be enough security to access a two field database.

    The concept of checking for updates seems simple enough. Have a field with a version number, check to see if the version number on the web is greater than the version number in the app and if so then read the field containing the url to the update installer and give the user the option to download it.

    It is just getting to be a pain in the rear sending out hundreds of emails notifying my customers of a update or patch. You know how people are about reading emails.
    Last edited by preston2; 08-09-2013, 01:09 PM.