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API Reference

The CodePush plugin is made up of two components:

  1. A JavaScript module, which can be imported/required, and allows the app to interact with the service during runtime (e.g. check for updates, inspect the metadata about the currently running app update).

  2. A native API (Objective-C and Java) which allows the React Native app host to bootstrap itself with the right JS bundle location.

The following sections describe the shape and behavior of these APIs in detail:

JavaScript API Reference

When you require react-native-code-push, the module object provides the following top-level methods in addition to the root-level component decorator:

  • allowRestart: Re-allows programmatic restarts to occur as a result of an update being installed, and optionally, immediately restarts the app if a pending update had attempted to restart the app while restarts were disallowed. This is an advanced API and is only necessary if your app explicitly disallowed restarts via the disallowRestart method.

  • checkForUpdate: Asks the CodePush service whether the configured app deployment has an update available.

  • disallowRestart: Temporarily disallows any programmatic restarts to occur as a result of a CodePush update being installed. This is an advanced API, and is useful when a component within your app (e.g. an onboarding process) needs to ensure that no end-user interruptions can occur during its lifetime.

  • getCurrentPackage: Retrieves the metadata about the currently installed update (e.g. description, installation time, size). NOTE: As of v1.10.3-beta of the CodePush module, this method is deprecated in favor of getUpdateMetadata.

  • getUpdateMetadata: Retrieves the metadata for an installed update (e.g. description, mandatory).

  • notifyAppReady: Notifies the CodePush runtime that an installed update is considered successful. If you are manually checking for and installing updates (i.e. not using the sync method to handle it all for you), then this method MUST be called; otherwise CodePush will treat the update as failed and rollback to the previous version when the app next restarts.

  • restartApp: Immediately restarts the app. If there is an update pending, it will be immediately displayed to the end user. Otherwise, calling this method simply has the same behavior as the end user killing and restarting the process.

  • sync: Allows checking for an update, downloading it and installing it, all with a single call. Unless you need custom UI and/or behavior, we recommend most developers to use this method when integrating CodePush into their apps

  • clearUpdates: Clear all downloaded CodePush updates. This is useful when switching to a different deployment which may have an older release than the current package.

    Note: we don’t recommend to use this method in scenarios other than that (CodePush will call this method automatically when needed in other cases) as it could lead to unpredictable behavior.

codePush

// Wrapper function
codePush(rootComponent: React.Component): React.Component;
codePush(options: CodePushOptions)(rootComponent: React.Component): React.Component;
// Decorator; Requires ES7 support
@codePush
@codePush(options: CodePushOptions)

Used to wrap a React component inside a "higher order" React component that knows how to synchronize your app's JavaScript bundle and image assets when it is mounted. Internally, the higher-order component calls sync inside its componentDidMount lifecycle handle, which in turns performs an update check, downloads the update if it exists and installs the update for you.

This decorator provides support for letting you customize its behaviour to easily enable apps with different requirements. Below are some examples of ways you can use it (you can pick one or even use a combination):

  1. Silent sync on app start (the simplest, default behavior). Your app will automatically download available updates, and apply them the next time the app restarts (e.g. the OS or end user killed it, or the device was restarted). This way, the entire update experience is "silent" to the end user, since they don't see any update prompt and/or "synthetic" app restarts.

    // Fully silent update which keeps the app in
    // sync with the server, without ever
    // interrupting the end user
    class MyApp extends Component<{}> {}
    MyApp = codePush(MyApp);
    export default MyApp;
  2. Silent sync everytime the app resumes. Same as 1, except we check for updates, or apply an update if one exists every time the app returns to the foreground after being "backgrounded".

    // Sync for updates everytime the app resumes.
    class MyApp extends Component<{}> {}
    MyApp = codePush({ checkFrequency: codePush.CheckFrequency.ON_APP_RESUME, installMode: codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME })(MyApp);
    export default MyApp;
  3. Interactive. When an update is available, prompt the end user for permission before downloading it, and then immediately apply the update. If an update was released using the mandatory flag, the end user would still be notified about the update, but they wouldn't have the choice to ignore it.

    // Active update, which lets the end user know
    // about each update, and displays it to them
    // immediately after downloading it
    class MyApp extends Component<{}> {}
    MyApp = codePush({ updateDialog: true, installMode: codePush.InstallMode.IMMEDIATE })(MyApp);
    export default MyApp;
  4. Log/display progress. While the app is syncing with the server for updates, make use of the codePushStatusDidChange and/or codePushDownloadDidProgress event hooks to log down the different stages of this process, or even display a progress bar to the user.

    // Make use of the event hooks to keep track of
    // the different stages of the sync process.
    class MyApp extends Component<{}> {
        codePushStatusDidChange(status) {
            switch(status) {
                case codePush.SyncStatus.CHECKING_FOR_UPDATE:
                    console.log("Checking for updates.");
                    break;
                case codePush.SyncStatus.DOWNLOADING_PACKAGE:
                    console.log("Downloading package.");
                    break;
                case codePush.SyncStatus.INSTALLING_UPDATE:
                    console.log("Installing update.");
                    break;
                case codePush.SyncStatus.UP_TO_DATE:
                    console.log("Up-to-date.");
                    break;
                case codePush.SyncStatus.UPDATE_INSTALLED:
                    console.log("Update installed.");
                    break;
            }
        }
    
        codePushDownloadDidProgress(progress) {
            console.log(progress.receivedBytes + " of " + progress.totalBytes + " received.");
        }
    }
    MyApp = codePush(MyApp);
    export default MyApp;
CodePushOptions

The codePush decorator accepts an "options" object that allows you to customize numerous aspects of the default behavior mentioned above:

  • checkFrequency (codePush.CheckFrequency) - Specifies when you would like to check for updates. Defaults to codePush.CheckFrequency.ON_APP_START. Refer to the CheckFrequency enum reference for a description of the available options and what they do.

  • deploymentKey (String) - Specifies the deployment key you want to query for an update against. By default, this value is derived from the Info.plist file (iOS) and MainActivity.java file (Android), but this option allows you to override it from the script-side if you need to dynamically use a different deployment.

  • installMode (codePush.InstallMode) - Specifies when you would like to install optional updates (i.e. those that aren't marked as mandatory). Defaults to codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESTART. Refer to the InstallMode enum reference for a description of the available options and what they do.

  • mandatoryInstallMode (codePush.InstallMode) - Specifies when you would like to install updates which are marked as mandatory. Defaults to codePush.InstallMode.IMMEDIATE. Refer to the InstallMode enum reference for a description of the available options and what they do.

  • minimumBackgroundDuration (Number) - Specifies the minimum number of seconds that the app needs to have been in the background before restarting the app. This property only applies to updates which are installed using InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME or InstallMode.ON_NEXT_SUSPEND, and can be useful for getting your update in front of end users sooner, without being too obtrusive. Defaults to 0, which has the effect of applying the update immediately after a resume or unless the app suspension is long enough to not matter, regardless how long it was in the background.

  • updateDialog (UpdateDialogOptions) - An "options" object used to determine whether a confirmation dialog should be displayed to the end user when an update is available, and if so, what strings to use. Defaults to null, which has the effect of disabling the dialog completely. Setting this to any truthy value will enable the dialog with the default strings, and passing an object to this parameter allows enabling the dialog as well as overriding one or more of the default strings. Before enabling this option within an App Store-distributed app, please refer to this note.

    The following list represents the available options and their defaults:

    • appendReleaseDescription (Boolean) - Indicates whether you would like to append the description of an available release to the notification message which is displayed to the end user. Defaults to false.

    • descriptionPrefix (String) - Indicates the string you would like to prefix the release description with, if any, when displaying the update notification to the end user. Defaults to " Description: "

    • mandatoryContinueButtonLabel (String) - The text to use for the button the end user must press in order to install a mandatory update. Defaults to "Continue".

    • mandatoryUpdateMessage (String) - The text used as the body of an update notification, when the update is specified as mandatory. Defaults to "An update is available that must be installed.".

    • optionalIgnoreButtonLabel (String) - The text to use for the button the end user can press in order to ignore an optional update that is available. Defaults to "Ignore".

    • optionalInstallButtonLabel (String) - The text to use for the button the end user can press in order to install an optional update. Defaults to "Install".

    • optionalUpdateMessage (String) - The text used as the body of an update notification, when the update is optional. Defaults to "An update is available. Would you like to install it?".

    • title (String) - The text used as the header of an update notification that is displayed to the end user. Defaults to "Update available".

codePushStatusDidChange (event hook)

Called when the sync process moves from one stage to another in the overall update process. The event hook is called with a status code which represents the current state, and can be any of the SyncStatus values.

codePushDownloadDidProgress (event hook)

Called periodically when an available update is being downloaded from the CodePush server. The method is called with a DownloadProgress object, which contains the following two properties:

  • totalBytes (Number) - The total number of bytes expected to be received for this update (i.e. the size of the set of files which changed from the previous release).

  • receivedBytes (Number) - The number of bytes downloaded thus far, which can be used to track download progress.

codePush.allowRestart

codePush.allowRestart(): void;

Re-allows programmatic restarts to occur, that would have otherwise been rejected due to a previous call to disallowRestart. If disallowRestart was never called in the first place, then calling this method will simply result in a no-op.

If a CodePush update is currently pending, which attempted to restart the app (e.g. it used InstallMode.IMMEDIATE), but was blocked due to disallowRestart having been called, then calling allowRestart will result in an immediate restart. This allows the update to be applied as soon as possible, without interrupting the end user during critical workflows (e.g. an onboarding process).

For example, calling allowRestart would trigger an immediate restart if either of the three scenarios mentioned in the disallowRestart docs occured after disallowRestart was called. However, calling allowRestart wouldn't trigger a restart if the following were true:

  1. No CodePush updates were installed since the last time disallowRestart was called, and therefore, there isn't any need to restart anyways.

  2. There is currently a pending CodePush update, but it was installed via InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESTART, and therefore, doesn't require a programmatic restart.

  3. There is currently a pending CodePush update, but it was installed via InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME and the app hasn't been put into the background yet, and therefore, there isn't a need to programmatically restart yet.

  4. No calls to restartApp were made since the last time disallowRestart was called.

This behavior ensures that no restarts will be triggered as a result of calling allowRestart unless one was explictly requested during the disallowed period. In this way, allowRestart is somewhat similar to calling restartApp(true), except the former will only trigger a restart if the currently pending update wanted to restart, whereas the later would restart as long as an update is pending.

See disallowRestart for an example of how this method can be used.

codePush.checkForUpdate

codePush.checkForUpdate(deploymentKey: String = null, handleBinaryVersionMismatchCallback: (update: RemotePackage) => void): Promise<RemotePackage>;

Queries the CodePush service to see whether the configured app deployment has an update available. By default, it will use the deployment key that is configured in your Info.plist file (iOS), or MainActivity.java file (Android), but you can override that by specifying a value via the optional deploymentKey parameter. This can be useful when you want to dynamically "redirect" a user to a specific deployment, such as allowing "early access" via an easter egg or a user setting switch.

Second optional parameter handleBinaryVersionMismatchCallback is an optional callback function that can be used to notify user if there are any binary update. E.g. consider a use-case where currently installed binary version is 1.0.1 with label(codepush label) v1. Later native code was changed in the dev cycle and binary version was updated to 1.0.2. When code-push update check is triggered we ignore updates having binary version mismatch (because the update is not targeting to the binary version of currently installed app). In this case installed app (1.0.1) will ignore the update targeting version 1.0.2. You can use handleBinaryVersionMismatchCallback to provide a hook to handle such situations.

NOTE: Be cautious to use Alerts within this callback if you are developing iOS application, due to App Store review process:

Apps must not force users to rate the app, review the app, download other apps, or other similar actions in order to access functionality, content, or use of the app.

This method returns a Promise which resolves to one of two possible values:

  1. null if there is no update available. This can occur in the following scenarios:

    1. The configured deployment doesn't contain any releases, and therefore, nothing to update.
    2. The latest release within the configured deployment is targeting a different binary version than what you're currently running (either older or newer).
    3. The currently running app already has the latest release from the configured deployment, and therefore, doesn't need it again.
    4. The latest release within the configured deployment is currently marked as disabled, and therefore, isn't allowed to be downloaded.
    5. The latest release within the configured deployment is in an "active rollout" state, and the requesting device doesn't fall within the percentage of users who are eligible for it.
  2. A RemotePackage instance which represents an available update that can be inspected and/or subsequently downloaded.

Example Usage:

codePush.checkForUpdate()
.then((update) => {
    if (!update) {
        console.log("The app is up to date!");
    } else {
        console.log("An update is available! Should we download it?");
    }
});

codePush.disallowRestart

codePush.disallowRestart(): void;

Temporarily disallows programmatic restarts to occur as a result of either of following scenarios:

  1. A CodePush update is installed using InstallMode.IMMEDIATE
  2. A CodePush update is installed using InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME and the app is resumed from the background (optionally being throttled by the minimumBackgroundDuration property)
  3. The restartApp method was called

NOTE: #1 and #2 effectively work by calling restartApp for you, so you can think of disallowRestart as blocking any call to restartApp, regardless if your app calls it directly or indirectly.

After calling this method, any calls to sync would still be allowed to check for an update, download it and install it, but an attempt to restart the app would be queued until allowRestart is called. This way, the restart request is captured and can be "flushed" whenever you want to allow it to occur.

This is an advanced API, and is primarily useful when individual components within your app (e.g. an onboarding process) need to ensure that no end-user interruptions can occur during their lifetime, while continuing to allow the app to keep syncing with the CodePush server at its own pace and using whatever install modes are appropriate. This has the benefit of allowing the app to discover and download available updates as soon as possible, while also preventing any disruptions during key end-user experiences.

As an alternative, you could also choose to simply use InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESTART whenever calling sync (which will never attempt to programmatically restart the app), and then explicity calling restartApp at points in your app that you know it is "safe" to do so. disallowRestart provides an alternative approach to this when the code that synchronizes with the CodePush server is separate from the code/components that want to enforce a no-restart policy.

Example Usage:

class OnboardingProcess extends Component {
    ...

    componentWillMount() {
        // Ensure that any CodePush updates which are
        // synchronized in the background can't trigger
        // a restart while this component is mounted.
        codePush.disallowRestart();
    }

    componentWillUnmount() {
        // Reallow restarts, and optionally trigger
        // a restart if one was currently pending.
        codePush.allowRestart();
    }

    ...
}

codePush.getCurrentPackage

NOTE: This method is considered deprecated as of v1.10.3-beta of the CodePush module. If you're running this version (or newer), we would recommend using the codePush.getUpdateMetadata instead, since it has more predictable behavior.

codePush.getCurrentPackage(): Promise<LocalPackage>;

Retrieves the metadata about the currently installed "package" (e.g. description, installation time). This can be useful for scenarios such as displaying a "what's new?" dialog after an update has been applied or checking whether there is a pending update that is waiting to be applied via a resume or restart.

This method returns a Promise which resolves to one of two possible values:

  1. null if the app is currently running the JS bundle from the binary and not a CodePush update. This occurs in the following scenarios:

    1. The end-user installed the app binary and has yet to install a CodePush update
    2. The end-user installed an update of the binary (e.g. from the store), which cleared away the old CodePush updates, and gave precedence back to the JS binary in the binary.
  2. A LocalPackage instance which represents the metadata for the currently running CodePush update.

Example Usage:

codePush.getCurrentPackage()
.then((update) => {
    // If the current app "session" represents the first time
    // this update has run, and it had a description provided
    // with it upon release, let's show it to the end user
    if (update.isFirstRun && update.description) {
        // Display a "what's new?" modal
    }
});

codePush.getUpdateMetadata

codePush.getUpdateMetadata(updateState: UpdateState = UpdateState.RUNNING): Promise<LocalPackage>;

Retrieves the metadata for an installed update (e.g. description, mandatory) whose state matches the specified updateState parameter. This can be useful for scenarios such as displaying a "what's new?" dialog after an update has been applied or checking whether there is a pending update that is waiting to be applied via a resume or restart. For more details about the possible update states, and what they represent, refer to the UpdateState reference.

This method returns a Promise which resolves to one of two possible values:

  1. null if an update with the specified state doesn't currently exist. This occurs in the following scenarios:

    1. The end-user hasn't installed any CodePush updates yet, and therefore, no metadata is available for any updates, regardless what you specify as the updateState parameter.

    2. The end-user installed an update of the binary (e.g. from the store), which cleared away the old CodePush updates, and gave precedence back to the JS binary in the binary. Therefore, it would exhibit the same behavior as #1

    3. The updateState parameter is set to UpdateState.RUNNING, but the app isn't currently running a CodePush update. There may be a pending update, but the app hasn't been restarted yet in order to make it active.

    4. The updateState parameter is set to UpdateState.PENDING, but the app doesn't have any currently pending updates.

  2. A LocalPackage instance which represents the metadata for the currently requested CodePush update (either the running or pending).

Example Usage:

// Check if there is currently a CodePush update running, and if
// so, register it with the HockeyApp SDK (https://github.com/slowpath/react-native-hockeyapp)
// so that crash reports will correctly display the JS bundle version the user was running.
codePush.getUpdateMetadata().then((update) => {
    if (update) {
        hockeyApp.addMetadata({ CodePushRelease: update.label });
    }
});

// Check to see if there is still an update pending.
codePush.getUpdateMetadata(UpdateState.PENDING).then((update) => {
    if (update) {
        // There's a pending update, do we want to force a restart?
    }
});

codePush.notifyAppReady

codePush.notifyAppReady(): Promise<void>;

Notifies the CodePush runtime that a freshly installed update should be considered successful, and therefore, an automatic client-side rollback isn't necessary. It is mandatory to call this function somewhere in the code of the updated bundle. Otherwise, when the app next restarts, the CodePush runtime will assume that the installed update has failed and roll back to the previous version. This behavior exists to help ensure that your end users aren't blocked by a broken update.

If you are using the sync function, and doing your update check on app start, then you don't need to manually call notifyAppReady since sync will call it for you. This behavior exists due to the assumption that the point at which sync is called in your app represents a good approximation of a successful startup.

NOTE: This method is also aliased as notifyApplicationReady (for backwards compatibility).

codePush.restartApp

codePush.restartApp(onlyIfUpdateIsPending: Boolean = false): void;

Immediately restarts the app. If a truthy value is provided to the onlyIfUpdateIsPending parameter, then the app will only restart if there is actually a pending update waiting to be applied.

This method is for advanced scenarios, and is primarily useful when the following conditions are true:

  1. Your app is specifying an install mode value of ON_NEXT_RESTART or ON_NEXT_RESUME when calling the sync or LocalPackage.install methods. This has the effect of not applying your update until the app has been restarted (by either the end user or OS) or resumed, and therefore, the update won't be immediately displayed to the end user.

  2. You have an app-specific user event (e.g. the end user navigated back to the app's home route) that allows you to apply the update in an unobtrusive way, and potentially gets the update in front of the end user sooner then waiting until the next restart or resume.

codePush.sync

codePush.sync(options: Object, syncStatusChangeCallback: function(syncStatus: Number), downloadProgressCallback: function(progress: DownloadProgress), handleBinaryVersionMismatchCallback: function(update: RemotePackage)): Promise<Number>;

Synchronizes your app's JavaScript bundle and image assets with the latest release to the configured deployment. Unlike the checkForUpdate method, which simply checks for the presence of an update, and let's you control what to do next, sync handles the update check, download and installation experience for you.

This method provides support for two different (but customizable) "modes" to easily enable apps with different requirements:

  1. Silent mode (the default behavior), which automatically downloads available updates, and applies them the next time the app restarts (e.g. the OS or end user killed it, or the device was restarted). This way, the entire update experience is "silent" to the end user, since they don't see any update prompt and/or "synthetic" app restarts.

  2. Active mode, which when an update is available, prompts the end user for permission before downloading it, and then immediately applies the update. If an update was released using the mandatory flag, the end user would still be notified about the update, but they wouldn't have the choice to ignore it.

Example Usage:

// Fully silent update which keeps the app in
// sync with the server, without ever
// interrupting the end user
codePush.sync();

// Active update, which lets the end user know
// about each update, and displays it to them
// immediately after downloading it
codePush.sync({ updateDialog: true, installMode: codePush.InstallMode.IMMEDIATE });

Note: If you want to decide whether you check and/or download an available update based on the end user's device battery level, network conditions, etc. then simply wrap the call to sync in a condition that ensures you only call it when desired.

SyncOptions

While the sync method tries to make it easy to perform silent and active updates with little configuration, it accepts an "options" object that allows you to customize numerous aspects of the default behavior mentioned above. The options available are identical to the CodePushOptions, with the exception of the checkFrequency option:

Example Usage:

// Use a different deployment key for this
// specific call, instead of the one configured
// in the Info.plist file
codePush.sync({ deploymentKey: "KEY" });

// Download the update silently, but install it on
// the next resume, as long as at least 5 minutes
// has passed since the app was put into the background.
codePush.sync({ installMode: codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME, minimumBackgroundDuration: 60 * 5 });

// Download the update silently, and install optional updates
// on the next restart, but install mandatory updates on the next resume.
codePush.sync({ mandatoryInstallMode: codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME });

// Changing the title displayed in the
// confirmation dialog of an "active" update
codePush.sync({ updateDialog: { title: "An update is available!" } });

// Displaying an update prompt which includes the
// description associated with the CodePush release
codePush.sync({
   updateDialog: {
    appendReleaseDescription: true,
    descriptionPrefix: "\n\nChange log:\n"
   },
   installMode: codePush.InstallMode.IMMEDIATE
});

In addition to the options, the sync method also accepts several optional function parameters which allow you to subscribe to the lifecycle of the sync "pipeline" in order to display additional UI as needed (e.g. a "checking for update modal or a download progress modal):

  • syncStatusChangedCallback ((syncStatus: Number) => void) - Called when the sync process moves from one stage to another in the overall update process. The method is called with a status code which represents the current state, and can be any of the SyncStatus values.

  • downloadProgressCallback ((progress: DownloadProgress) => void) - Called periodically when an available update is being downloaded from the CodePush server. The method is called with a DownloadProgress object, which contains the following two properties:

    • totalBytes (Number) - The total number of bytes expected to be received for this update (i.e. the size of the set of files which changed from the previous release).

    • receivedBytes (Number) - The number of bytes downloaded thus far, which can be used to track download progress.

  • handleBinaryVersionMismatchCallback ((update: RemotePackage) => void) - Called when there are any binary update available. The method is called with a RemotePackage object. Refer to codePush.checkForUpdate section for more details.

Example Usage:

// Prompt the user when an update is available
// and then display a "downloading" modal
codePush.sync({ updateDialog: true },
  (status) => {
      switch (status) {
          case codePush.SyncStatus.DOWNLOADING_PACKAGE:
              // Show "downloading" modal
              break;
          case codePush.SyncStatus.INSTALLING_UPDATE:
              // Hide "downloading" modal
              break;
      }
  },
  ({ receivedBytes, totalBytes, }) => {
    /* Update download modal progress */
  }
);

This method returns a Promise which is resolved to a SyncStatus code that indicates why the sync call succeeded. This code can be one of the following SyncStatus values:

  • codePush.SyncStatus.UP_TO_DATE (0) - The app is up-to-date with the CodePush server.

  • codePush.SyncStatus.UPDATE_IGNORED (2) - The app had an optional update which the end user chose to ignore. (This is only applicable when the updateDialog is used)

  • codePush.SyncStatus.UPDATE_INSTALLED (1) - The update has been installed and will be run either immediately after the syncStatusChangedCallback function returns or the next time the app resumes/restarts, depending on the InstallMode specified in SyncOptions.

  • codePush.SyncStatus.SYNC_IN_PROGRESS (4) - There is an ongoing sync operation running which prevents the current call from being executed.

The sync method can be called anywhere you'd like to check for an update. That could be in the componentWillMount lifecycle event of your root component, the onPress handler of a <TouchableHighlight> component, in the callback of a periodic timer, or whatever else makes sense for your needs. Just like the checkForUpdate method, it will perform the network request to check for an update in the background, so it won't impact your UI thread and/or JavaScript thread's responsiveness.

Package objects

The checkForUpdate and getUpdateMetadata methods return Promise objects, that when resolved, provide acces to "package" objects. The package represents your code update as well as any extra metadata (e.g. description, mandatory?). The CodePush API has the distinction between the following types of packages:

  • LocalPackage: Represents a downloaded update that is either already running, or has been installed and is pending an app restart.

  • RemotePackage: Represents an available update on the CodePush server that hasn't been downloaded yet.

LocalPackage

Contains details about an update that has been downloaded locally or already installed. You can get a reference to an instance of this object either by calling the module-level getUpdateMetadata method, or as the value of the promise returned by the RemotePackage.download method.

Properties
  • appVersion: The app binary version that this update is dependent on. This is the value that was specified via the appStoreVersion parameter when calling the CLI's release command. (String)
  • deploymentKey: The deployment key that was used to originally download this update. (String)
  • description: The description of the update. This is the same value that you specified in the CLI when you released the update. (String)
  • failedInstall: Indicates whether this update has been previously installed but was rolled back. The sync method will automatically ignore updates which have previously failed, so you only need to worry about this property if using checkForUpdate. (Boolean)
  • isFirstRun: Indicates whether this is the first time the update has been run after being installed. This is useful for determining whether you would like to show a "What's New?" UI to the end user after installing an update. (Boolean)
  • isMandatory: Indicates whether the update is considered mandatory. This is the value that was specified in the CLI when the update was released. (Boolean)
  • isPending: Indicates whether this update is in a "pending" state. When true, that means the update has been downloaded and installed, but the app restart needed to apply it hasn't occurred yet, and therefore, it's changes aren't currently visible to the end-user. (Boolean)
  • label: The internal label automatically given to the update by the CodePush server, such as v5. This value uniquely identifies the update within it's deployment. (String)
  • packageHash: The SHA hash value of the update. (String)
  • packageSize: The size of the code contained within the update, in bytes. (Number)
Methods
  • install(installMode: codePush.InstallMode = codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESTART, minimumBackgroundDuration = 0): Promise<void>: Installs the update by saving it to the location on disk where the runtime expects to find the latest version of the app. The installMode parameter controls when the changes are actually presented to the end user. The default value is to wait until the next app restart to display the changes, but you can refer to the InstallMode enum reference for a description of the available options and what they do. If the installMode parameter is set to InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME, then the minimumBackgroundDuration parameter allows you to control how long the app must have been in the background before forcing the install after it is resumed.
RemotePackage

Contains details about an update that is available for download from the CodePush server. You get a reference to an instance of this object by calling the checkForUpdate method when an update is available. If you are using the sync API, you don't need to worry about the RemotePackage, since it will handle the download and installation process automatically for you.

Properties

The RemotePackage inherits all of the same properties as the LocalPackage, but includes one additional one:

  • downloadUrl: The URL at which the package is available for download. This property is only needed for advanced usage, since the download method will automatically handle the acquisition of updates for you. (String)
Methods
  • download(downloadProgressCallback?: Function): Promise<LocalPackage>: Downloads the available update from the CodePush service. If a downloadProgressCallback is specified, it will be called periodically with a DownloadProgress object ({ totalBytes: Number, receivedBytes: Number }) that reports the progress of the download until it completes. Returns a Promise that resolves with the LocalPackage.

Enums

The CodePush API includes the following enums which can be used to customize the update experience:

InstallMode

This enum specifies when you would like an installed update to actually be applied, and can be passed to either the sync or LocalPackage.install methods. It includes the following values:

  • codePush.InstallMode.IMMEDIATE (0) - Indicates that you want to install the update and restart the app immediately. This value is appropriate for debugging scenarios as well as when displaying an update prompt to the user, since they would expect to see the changes immediately after accepting the installation. Additionally, this mode can be used to enforce mandatory updates, since it removes the potentially undesired latency between the update installation and the next time the end user restarts or resumes the app.

  • codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESTART (1) - Indicates that you want to install the update, but not forcibly restart the app. When the app is "naturally" restarted (due the OS or end user killing it), the update will be seamlessly picked up. This value is appropriate when performing silent updates, since it would likely be disruptive to the end user if the app suddenly restarted out of nowhere, since they wouldn't have realized an update was even downloaded. This is the default mode used for both the sync and LocalPackage.install methods.

  • codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_RESUME (2) - Indicates that you want to install the update, but don't want to restart the app until the next time the end user resumes it from the background. This way, you don't disrupt their current session, but you can get the update in front of them sooner then having to wait for the next natural restart. This value is appropriate for silent installs that can be applied on resume in a non-invasive way.

  • codePush.InstallMode.ON_NEXT_SUSPEND (3) - Indicates that you want to install the update while it is in the background, but only after it has been in the background for minimumBackgroundDuration seconds (0 by default), so that user context isn't lost unless the app suspension is long enough to not matter.

CheckFrequency

This enum specifies when you would like your app to sync with the server for updates, and can be passed to the codePushify decorator. It includes the following values:

  • codePush.CheckFrequency.ON_APP_START (0) - Indicates that you want to check for updates whenever the app's process is started.

  • codePush.CheckFrequency.ON_APP_RESUME (1) - Indicates that you want to check for updates whenever the app is brought back to the foreground after being "backgrounded" (user pressed the home button, app launches a seperate payment process, etc).

  • codePush.CheckFrequency.MANUAL (2) - Disable automatic checking for updates, but only check when codePush.sync() is called in app code.

SyncStatus

This enum is provided to the syncStatusChangedCallback function that can be passed to the sync method, in order to hook into the overall update process. It includes the following values:

  • codePush.SyncStatus.UP_TO_DATE (0) - The app is fully up-to-date with the configured deployment.
  • codePush.SyncStatus.UPDATE_INSTALLED (1) - An available update has been installed and will be run either immediately after the syncStatusChangedCallback function returns or the next time the app resumes/restarts, depending on the InstallMode specified in SyncOptions.
  • codePush.SyncStatus.UPDATE_IGNORED (2) - The app has an optional update, which the end user chose to ignore. (This is only applicable when the updateDialog is used)
  • codePush.SyncStatus.UNKNOWN_ERROR (3) - The sync operation encountered an unknown error.
  • codePush.SyncStatus.SYNC_IN_PROGRESS (4) - There is an ongoing sync operation running which prevents the current call from being executed.
  • codePush.SyncStatus.CHECKING_FOR_UPDATE (5) - The CodePush server is being queried for an update.
  • codePush.SyncStatus.AWAITING_USER_ACTION (6) - An update is available, and a confirmation dialog was shown to the end user. (This is only applicable when the updateDialog is used)
  • codePush.SyncStatus.DOWNLOADING_PACKAGE (7) - An available update is being downloaded from the CodePush server.
  • codePush.SyncStatus.INSTALLING_UPDATE (8) - An available update was downloaded and is about to be installed.
UpdateState

This enum specifies the state that an update is currently in, and can be specified when calling the getUpdateMetadata method. It includes the following values:

  • codePush.UpdateState.RUNNING (0) - Indicates that an update represents the version of the app that is currently running. This can be useful for identifying attributes about the app, for scenarios such as displaying the release description in a "what's new?" dialog or reporting the latest version to an analytics and/or crash reporting service.

  • codePush.UpdateState.PENDING (1) - Indicates than an update has been installed, but the app hasn't been restarted yet in order to apply it. This can be useful for determining whether there is a pending update, which you may want to force a programmatic restart (via restartApp) in order to apply.

  • codePush.UpdateState.LATEST (2) - Indicates than an update represents the latest available release, and can be either currently running or pending.