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When you need to deploy a new version of a native application to your App Catalog users, you edit the application to upload the new binary file. EASE provides several features that let you manage the upgrade process, and help your users stay current with the latest and greatest enterprise apps. This page provides an overview of these features and links you to other pages for more detail. For instructions on editing an app to upload a new version, see Edit or Update an Application.

Push Notifications and the Update Page

When you update an app, you can choose to send a push notification to the devices of users who have installed the app.

On iOS devices, EASE flags the App Catalog icon on the user's Home screen with a badge that identifies the number of updates available.

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On Android devices, the user receives the notification in the notification area.

A a user will receive a push notification only if the user is running an App Catalog for which the Push Notification feature is enabled. For information on enabling Push Notification, see Push Notification for an App Catalog.

Regardless of whether a push notification is sent, when an update is available for a user, it is listed on the Updates page of the App Catalog. From there, the user can  it will be listed on the Updates page of the App Catalog.

Optional or Mandatory Updates and Compliance Periods

When you update an app, you can give the user to option to choose when and if to install the update, or you can make the update mandatory to specify that users are required to update to the new version by a particular date. Users are prompted to install the update when they log in to the App Catalog, and are not allowed to continue using the App Catalog until they install all mandatory updates.

Self Updating App Policy

You can apply the Self Updating App policy to an app to prompt users to install an update when they launch the application, in addition to when they log in to the App Catalog. For more information on this policy, see Self Updating App.


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