Updating ionic app - need to unistall old version?


#1

Hi, i have a question, when i have already installed ionic app on my phone, then i made some changes and i want to update it. In which cases i have to unistall the app first and in which i dont have to? So far, i have found out, that if i generate apk from another computer, than before i have to unistall old app version first. Are there any rules this, i can rely on? So my customers doesnt have to unistall and install app any time i do update?


#2

You only have to uninstall (on Android, that’s what you are talking about, right?) if you generate with another key store.


#3

Yea iam talking about android. Iam using apk generated pron ionic cordova run android --prod. When i generate apk this way on one computer, install it on android mobile, and then generate updated version on another computer, it looks like it generate with another key store, iam i right?

So how should i generate production apks, so that unistall isnt necessary?


#4

To generate a production APK that can be released, you use --release. This will require a key store to be specified. (Right now it just creates one on every machine as you are building a debug release, --prod is something different to define that you want an optimized build).


#5

Ok, that explains everything