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Update an existing app created outside of GoodBarber

You previously created an app with another service, and this app is published in the stores.

Here is a tutorial on how to replace your existing app with the one you've created with GoodBarber.
Doing so, when your new GoodBarber app is published in the stores, your existing users will be able to download it by updating their existing app on their phone (and won't have to look for it and download it as a new app from the store). 


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Update an existing iOS app

To update an existing iOS app, you must provide the following elements:

- The current version number
- The Bundle ID (or App ID) of your existing app.

Please check this Online Help  for step-by-step instructions.

This information is available in your account App Store Connect > My apps > Your app.
The version number can be found in the Version Information tab. 
The Bundle ID can be found the App Information tab. 

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To update an existing iOS app, please refer to this Online Help.

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Update an existing Android app

To update an existing Android app, you must provide the following information :

- The keystore file of the published app.
This is a file that includes your application's private key.
If you have created your app with another app builder than GoodBarber, you must ask them to give you the keystore file of your app. Without this file, it is impossible to update an existing app.
- The package name of the published app
- The version code of the published app

Find the package name:

1. Open the Play Console .
2. Select the published app you want to update with your new GB app.
3. The package name is shown next to your app icon, under your App name.
In the example below, the package name is com.goodbarber.goodbarbernews

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Find the version code:

1. Open the Play Console .
2. Select the published app you want to update with your new GB app.
3. Select Release > Production > Release
4. Select the most recent release.
In the example below, the version code is 10

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In your GoodBarber backend, once you begin the submission process for your Android app, proceed in the following way:

- Step 0 : First time? => Select "This version is an update of an app created with another platform than GoodBarber".

- Step 1 : Keystore => Send the Keystore file and enter the associated passwords.

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- Step 2 : Package name => Enter the package name and version code of your app. 

On the next steps, proceed normally by following the instructions given on the screen. 

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