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Replacing app with a new coded version?

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by samsong89, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. samsong89

    samsong89 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey all,

    Quick question please:

    My company invested heavily into a mobile app and outsourced dev work and it hasn't offered much ROI. We have since taken operations in house and developed a completely new app.

    Can we push this as an OTA update? We don't want to lose current download,users and reviews?

    Thanks in advanced.

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  2. GeorgeN

    GeorgeN Well-Known Member

    Yes so long as you have the key the original app was signed with.
  3. deprogram

    deprogram Lurker

    And access to the Play store account it was published with. Obviously the class name for the package will have to match, and the version number be incremented.
  4. HannanLeO

    HannanLeO Newbie

    Play Store identifies an application on its unique package name i.e com.example.android. Therefore, if the package name of your new application is same as previous one so you can upload a new version with greater version code from previous app and you have to sign the new application with that SHA-1 fingerprint, with you signed your previous app.

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