Some time in the near future, pesky app updates on Android will stop getting in the way.
Google announced a bevy of new features at its Android Dev Summit and one of those features addressed the way app updates work. It was part of its Android App Bundle that gives developers tools they can use for their apps, including the new In-app Updates API.
With the new feature, developers will now have two ways to push out app updates that is less intrusive and nudges users to update more often.
The first method lets users update the app in the background with a prompt to restart the app once it is completed without ever kicking them out of the app. It’s super simple and completely gets the app update out of the way of the user experience. The second method greets users with a full-screen reminder to update the app.
Google is already rolling out early testing for the new Updates API to select partners.