Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Forcing a WP7 App to update from the marketplace

The marketplace can take a few days to prompt that an update for an App is available. If you know you don't have the latest version you can follow these steps to get it:

  1. Go to the Marketplace on the phone.
  2. Search for the app that needs the update.
  3. Open up the apps marketplace listing to view the details. You should be able to see that the current version is greater than the version you have installed.
  4. Press the Back button on your phone once to take you back to the search results.
  5. Select the app icon again and you should see that the update is available and ready to install

It occurred to me that it might be useful to provide a direct link from an applications about page to the marketplace listing using MarketplaceDetailTask.