Android Applications Updated, no Market required

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Small international startup launches AutoUpdateAPK — automatic update deployment service for non-Market Android applications. The service is intended for small developers as well as for enterprise customers. The applications are kept in the cloud servers and can be simultaneously served to hundreds of Android devices.

A few mouse clicks, upload and forget. Eventually, everyone gets connected to the internet and receives the update.

A large company with inventory tracking or data collection software, or a small startup with a beta version of their new application. They all face the same problem: in-house applications require periodic updates, but cannot be distributed on Android Market. AutoUpdateAPK solves this problem. One small file included into the project, and the application will automatically check if there's a new version available and ask the user to update. Available at:

“Here's a situation we had a few weeks before. Our company employs people who use Android devices to collect and send information back to us. They use our proprietary software, which is not available on the Market. That people don't come to the office often. They might be on the other side of the globe.”, stated Lenik Terenin, Development Manager with AutoUpdateAPK. “Time passes, bugs appear and get fixed, requirements change. Occasionally we need to deploy software updates. Before we had AutoUpdateAPK, we might have had to contact HR office, get phone numbers, call the people, beg them to update, then call again and remind, and maybe within a week the new version gets installed. What do we do now? A few mouse clicks, upload and forget. Eventually, everyone gets connected to the internet and receives the update. All this absolutely without our direct participation. We might not even know exactly how many devices are out there, but we are sure they all get the fresh version in time”.

Android client for AutoUpdateAPK is released as open source, and the service is free for personal use within the reasonable limits.

AutoUpdateAPK is a project of Server PRO, small international startup based in Fukuoka, JAPAN and specializing in writing embedded/mobile applications and hardware design.

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