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    My iPhone/Android app is for internal consumption and is deployed from my server, not from iTunes or a store.

    I have a web page for initial installation

    Both work fine and install the app perfectly when accessed from an iOS or Android browser e.g. safari

    I now want to inform users that there is a new version available and provide a button within the app with a link to download it.

    iOS works fine - click on the button linked to the plist and the new version of the app is downloaded and installed perfectly.

    Android fails (installation of apps from unknown sources is enabled)

    In trying to figure this out, I have included buttons in my app with links to:
    - (A) the Android apk as
    - (B) the original webpage which has links to:
    - (C) the iOS plist
    - (D) the Android apk

    Results from simulator:
    - click on A and it asks if I wish to open or save the apk file (desired behaviour)
    - click on B and it says access is denied, but opens the page anyway
    - click on C and it (rightly) fails with protocol not supported
    - click on D and it asks if I wish to open or save the apk file (desired behaviour)

    Results from Android:
    - click on A and it fails silently
    - click on B and it opens the web page (with no errors)
    - click on C and it (rightly) fails with protocol not supported
    - click on D and it fails silently

    I use JQuery, knockout & phonejs.
    I suspect that the apk is attempting to download, but I am not able to see the open/save dialog.

    Sorry about the iOS references, just proving the links work.
    10-20-2014 07:09 PM

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