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Johann Dowa

iOS Library Allowing You To Prompt Specific Groups (ie. Beta Testers) About An App Update

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Previously I mentioned the Harpy and HSLUpdateChecker libraries that enable you to easily prompt users when they are using an outdated version of your app asking them to update.

Here’s an open source library from Venmo called VENVersionTracker that builds upon the same concept allowing you to alert users when a new version of your app is available but also enhanced with a channels feature so that you can alert specified groups of users.

This is especially useful if you are looking to distribute updated test releases, for example the Venmo team has an iosteam channel for only the development team, an internal channel for the company, friends_and_family, and production channels.

Here’s an image showing off an alert from VENVersionTracker from the read me:

VENVersionTracker

You can find VENVersionTracker on Github here.

A nice easy way to alert users and testers of an app that a newer version is available to them.


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