Can app creators push out silent app updates?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by AlphaVictor87, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. AlphaVictor87, Jun 7, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012

    AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    Is there any way for them to do this without an official app store update?

    I'm just curious because, well mainly because of Facebook, i noticed awhile ago i had a ton of problems with notifications not going away, or saying i had a notification when there was nothing new.

    But since then its stopped and there has been no update via the app store.

    Can developers push out quiet updates? or would this be something related to say the connection the app has to Facebook servers?

    I know i've had other apps that did this where there was a problem that eventually stopped, but i most likely deleted them because i can't think of them off the top of my head.

    EDIT: this would be another good thing to point out, that Facebook has done this to only a small percentage of users without them knowing it?
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Facebook is mostly server based/databases, and so most of the stuff happens in their backend. That's how they can personalize the menus, etc. I'm pretty sure they had a hook in like a previous update that wasn't seeable, but was there to add this update.
  3. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Notifications are a server-side / iOS thing and don't really have much to do with the app itself.
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    What Jessica said. This might be an interesting read.
  5. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    New Zealand
    iv got two games on my phone, And they push slight updates via the game
    mostly extra items you can buy

    but they still offer big updates via app store

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