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Google Play App displays "Open" instead of "Update" even when new version is available

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It seems as though the google play store has a caching issue where users will see that they need to update (from react-native-version-check) they will go to the google play store and it will only present the option to Open but not to Update. If they remove the google play store app cache it will work but otherwise it’ll just keep on showing open. Numerous users have reported this. Any thoughts? (I know its not an issue with this library but I suspect other people here might experience the same thing). Any help is appreciated

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  • State:open
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:23

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mmestiyakcommented, Apr 17, 2022

Sync your versionName in your android/app/build.gradle with package.json version

It will show Update instead of Open

guiibussingercommented, Dec 14, 2021

I did manage to find a workaround, at least worked in my tests…

instead of using the https storeUrl from the lib, I used the play store deeplink:

const storeUrl = Platform.OS === 'android' ? 'market://details?' : 'itms-apps://';

update: i still have to test in iOS but mind to change ‘br’ for your country in the app store deeplink

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