[APP][4.0.3+][GPLv3] APKUpdater 2 - Get Updates for your Apps!

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rumboalla

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APKUpdater 2
APKUpdater is an open source tool that simplifies the process of finding updates for your installed apps. It will provide similar functionality to an app store, making it a very useful app for those who want to run Android without Google Play.
It has been rewritten from scratch with modern technologies to make it easier to maintain.

Releases
Latest version: 2.0.5

Features
  • Update Sources: Find updates from APKMirror, Aptoide, F-Droid, Google Play.
  • Search Sources: Find new apps to install from APKMirror, Aptoide, F-Droid, Google Play.
  • Schedule background update checks and receive a notification when updates are found.
  • Supports Android 4.0.3 to Android 10.
  • Android TV support.
  • Modern Material Design 2 with multiple theme support.
  • Direct install of updates for sources that support it.
  • Root install of apps.
  • App ignore list. Filter updates by architecture. Filter experimental apps. Filter apps by API level.

Github
Source code can be found on Github: https://github.com/rumboalla/apkupdater

XDA:DevDB Information
APKUpdater, App for the Apps & Games

Contributors
rumboalla

Version Information
Status:
Stable

Created 2017-02-24
Last Updated 2019-11-29
 

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userprince

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Thanks for this

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Direct Download feature would be nice for apk mirror
 
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Primokorn

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The update check is really fast and easy to use :good:

A couple suggestions:
• exclude apps from the list
• bug in the notification bar
 

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rumboalla

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The update check is really fast and easy to use :good:

A couple suggestions:
• exclude apps from the list
• bug in the notification bar
The notification bug should be fixed with last commit. I'll make a new release this weekend when I have some more time.
Long press makes app ignored (you will see it grayed). Don't see any easy way of completely removing apps from the list and letting the user add them back again.
 

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I've installed this app on a old LG with cyanogenmod 7 without gapps, but when i press on the button for refresh the apps list or the settings button, the app crash! I've uploaded also the log, i think that can be useful
 

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rumboalla

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I've installed this app on a old LG with cyanogenmod 7 without gapps, but when i press on the button for refresh the apps list or the settings button, the app crash! I've uploaded also the log, i think that can be useful

Changelog for 1.1.3
Fixed issue with notification on 2.3 android devices.
Fixed ignore app background issue in 2.3 android devices.
Changed SwitchPreference to CheckboxPreference in android devices below api 14.

This should make the app working again on 2.3. However there are some minor cosmetic issues that I will probably not fix:
Dark themes will look wrong.
On settings activity %s will be displayed instead of the right value.
 
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Primokorn

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It would be nice to know which apps failed (I have 38 errors but I don't know for which apps).
I had a bug, duplicates in the Updates tab after launching the update process several times.
 

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rumboalla

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It would be nice to know which apps failed (I have 38 errors but I don't know for which apps).
I had a bug, duplicates in the Updates tab after launching the update process several times.

Changelog 1.1.4
* Fixed dark themes in Android 2.3
* Don't return an error if app is not found on Play.


Most errors are coming from checking apps that do not exist in Google Play. These are no longer marked as an error.
Apart from that the most common errors are either connection errors or version parsing errors. Version parsing errors happen when apps have weird version names. Adding a way to see what exactly are the errors is something I'd like to add in the future.
 

Primokorn

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Changelog 1.1.4
* Fixed dark themes in Android 2.3
* Don't return an error if app is not found on Play.


Most errors are coming from checking apps that do not exist in Google Play. These are no longer marked as an error.
Apart from that the most common errors are either connection errors or version parsing errors. Version parsing errors happen when apps have weird version names. Adding a way to see what exactly are the errors is something I'd like to add in the future.
Yep and adding a solution to check the repos of F-Droid and Xposed would be appreciated.
Apktrack's source code may help (GPLv3).
 
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    APKUpdater 2
    APKUpdater is an open source tool that simplifies the process of finding updates for your installed apps. It will provide similar functionality to an app store, making it a very useful app for those who want to run Android without Google Play.
    It has been rewritten from scratch with modern technologies to make it easier to maintain.

    Releases
    Latest version: 2.0.5

    Features
    • Update Sources: Find updates from APKMirror, Aptoide, F-Droid, Google Play.
    • Search Sources: Find new apps to install from APKMirror, Aptoide, F-Droid, Google Play.
    • Schedule background update checks and receive a notification when updates are found.
    • Supports Android 4.0.3 to Android 10.
    • Android TV support.
    • Modern Material Design 2 with multiple theme support.
    • Direct install of updates for sources that support it.
    • Root install of apps.
    • App ignore list. Filter updates by architecture. Filter experimental apps. Filter apps by API level.

    Github
    Source code can be found on Github: https://github.com/rumboalla/apkupdater

    XDA:DevDB Information
    APKUpdater, App for the Apps & Games

    Contributors
    rumboalla

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2017-02-24
    Last Updated 2019-11-29
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    FAQ

    1. How can I help with the translations?
      POEditor is used for translations. If you want to help visit https://poeditor.com/join/project/NWTNMrPFj8
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    I readapted APKUpdater with new signatures as APKGrabber, so updates can be installed seamlessly. See https://github.com/hemker/apkgrabber/
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    Changelog 1.5.1

    Changelog 1.5.1

    • Added Bloody Void theme.
    • Updated french translation. (Primokorn)
    • Italian translation. (Deltafox79).
    • Slightly changed how the GooglePlay updater works. It will use less requests but the version string for the updates will be unknown. Should help with 429 errors.
    • Improved handling and display of errors.
    • Bugfixes and small improvements.

    Download: https://github.com/rumboalla/apkupdater/releases/download/1.5.1/app-release.apk
    New releases won't be available on XDA Labs until the bug that prevents apps built with Android Studio 3 from being uploaded, is fixed.
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    Changelog 1.5.7

    • App installation is much more compatible.
    • Beta: Automatic background install of Play updates.
    • Bug fixes and small enhancements

    Download: https://github.com/rumboalla/apkupdater/releases/download/1.5.7/app-release.apk
    Also available in XDA Labs.