The App Updates page in the Console is where you can enable or disable your Web Community, test a new version of your app and update your app to the latest version.
As a Manager or Community host on the Console you will have access to the App Updates page. These are the only Roles that can access this page. Depending on what platforms your community is set up on will depend on what you see in this section.
Web Community 🖥
If you have a Web Community then you will be able to manage whether or not Members can access it from the App Updates page. This can be done through the Enable/Disable toggle.
When you are starting off, having this control can be crucial and play a big part in your Community launch. For example, if you did not want a Member accessing your Web Community before a certain date, you can Disable your Web Community from the App Updates page. You will still be able to configure and build up your content while your Web Community is Disabled.
Once you are happy for your Web Community to go live you can simply Enable it using the Enable/Disable toggle.
Mobile App 📱
From the App Updates page you can also Manage your Mobile Apps (iOS & Android). This will allow you to push updated versions of your Mobile apps to App Store Connect and the Google Play store for Previewing and Releasing.
Why not check out our App Update walkthrough guide!
From the iOS buttons you can preview your app or push your iOS mobile app to App Store Connect.
We know that using these platforms can sometimes seem complicated so we have tried to make the process as simple as possible and made it a single button press.
Once a new version is released, the iOS tab will indicate that a new version is available and the Release button will read “Build”.
The Android Tab works in a slightly different way to the iOS tab due to the structure of the Google Play Store release process, but again we have made this as simple as possible.
As with the iOS tab, every time a new update is available to release for Android you will see a prompt to build it.
This will give you the latest version number and then show the option to Download the APK for you to update your Android Mobile app.
To view what the latest versions include you can also use the link to platform updates at the top of the App Updates Page.