OpenIntents Update checker manages update information of applications that are currently installed on an Android-based phone. It lists version information of all managed applications and allows to check for new versions.
OI Update can perform version check periodically or manually on user's demand. If performed periodically the user is informed via the notification bar about new versions. If a new version is available the user can initiate the update process as defined by the developer of this application. The update itself can be then performed via the Android Market, or via the application's home page.
System applications (package names prefixed with "android" or "com.android") and those without a defined version are not managed by the OI Update application.
Developers have the choice to use the version information on AndAppStore.com or to provide an URL to the version info file by providing the following meta-data in the application node of the manifest:
<meta-data android:name="org.openintents.updatechecker.UPDATE_URL" android:value="URL to version file" />