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January 13, 2022

Do Google allow to send live update to Apps without the App Store review.

How can you push code updates to production Android apps and be fully compliant with Google’s guidelines?

Google Play is less restrictive than Apple when it comes to updating apps.

Updating your apps distributed via Google Play can be a tricky task, but it is important to follow Google's guidelines to remain compliant. According to Google Play's guidelines, apps must not modify, replace or update themselves using any method other than Google Play's own update mechanism. This means that downloading executable code, such as dex, JAR, or .so files, from a source apart from Google Play is not permitted.

However, this restriction does not apply to code that runs in a virtual machine or an interpreter that provides indirect access to Android APIs, such as JavaScript in a webview or browser. This means that you can use interpreted languages, such as JavaScript, Python, Lua, etc., to update your app without going through Google Play's review process. One tool that can help with this process is the Capgo Capacitor plugin. This plugin allows developers to update their HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code and send updates to their apps without the need for review.

Additionally, apps or third-party code that utilize interpreted languages, such as JavaScript, Python, Lua, etc., which are loaded at runtime, must not allow potential violations of Google Play's policies. It is important to note that this interpreted code should not packaged with the app.

By following these guidelines and using tools like the Capgo Capacitor plugin, you can ensure that your app updates are compliant with Google Play's policies, and that your app remains available to users on the platform. Keep in mind that it's always a good idea to double-check the latest version of Google's policies to make sure you're following them correctly.

For more information on how to install Capgo to bypass review, please refer to my next article.

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Update your Capacitor apps seamlessly using Capacitor-updater

February 27, 2022

Greetings Capacitor Ionic Community, today I'll be helping you setup Capacitor-updater into your app. So that you can do seamless releases.