Apps Replacing app with a new coded version?


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.


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.


Play Store identifies an application on its unique package name i.e 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.