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Developer
Posts: 1,178
Registered: ‎02-19-2009
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How to manage a free update on app store?

Hi, I want to give a free small update to my customers... Is it possible to release a free update via BB App Store? If I need to pay to re-upload the new version, no problem, the most important things is that my customer should not pay the update... Is this possible? Thanks!
Developer
Posts: 343
Registered: ‎02-23-2009
My Device: 8700 | 8310 | BOLD | STORM

Re: How to manage a free update on app store?

sblantipodi,

 

I did that not too long ago and by default the upgrade will be free unless you change the upgrade pricing information.

 

I'm disappointed in that there is no way to tell if a customer really did do a free upgrade or not.  Either no one was interested in my free upgrades or they don't go through the dynamic license via http POST when they get it.

Developer
Posts: 1,178
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Re: How to manage a free update on app store?

this is interesting...

probably downloading an update will not generate a new HTTP POST...

 

Developer
Posts: 343
Registered: ‎02-23-2009
My Device: 8700 | 8310 | BOLD | STORM

Re: How to manage a free update on app store?

Right...now you see why I was asking you all those questions regarding keeping the license in the persistent store across upgrades Smiley Happy
Developer
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Re: How to manage a free update on app store?

the answer is, simply keep it you data on RMS?
Developer
Posts: 343
Registered: ‎02-23-2009
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Re: How to manage a free update on app store?

I think the best solution would be to extend the Hashtable class.  That way if you have to add data to your save object for the new version, it won't change the class structure which would prevent you from reading it after an upgrade.  The thread is here:

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=java_dev&thread.id=48825

 

Developer
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Registered: ‎02-19-2009
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Re: How to manage a free update on app store?

I use the RMS and it works like a charm...
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Posts: 31
Registered: ‎12-02-2008
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Re: How to manage a free update on app store?

Sir,

I'm a vendor.  How do I view this upgrade pricing information? 

 

Thanks,

Joe