Appflow Live Update is a tool that enables you and your team to send live code changes directly to your users without waiting in line for App Store reviews and approvals.
What is the definition of a "live update"?
A live update is a single download of web resources from the Live Update service. These web resources are used to replace some or all of the contents of either a standalone web app or the contents of a web app hosted within a native app. An app can receive a live update based on:
CHANNEL_NAMEvariable configured in your app's installation of the Live Update plugin.
- The native versioning setup for the Web Deploy Build
How are live updates counted?
A live update is counted when a download for an update has been triggered. The limits associated with each plan are on a calendar month basis. Your quota will refresh at the beginning of each calendar month. If you exceed your quota for a given month, you will have to upgrade to a higher plan, or wait until the next calendar month to send more updates. If you need more than 25,000 updates (the highest self-service limit), contact our sales team for an Enterprise plan that will scale to meet your needs.
What happens when live deploys are depleted for the month?
The live update quota is set per calendar month (January, February, etc) rather than by billing period. If your live update quota is depleted, users will no longer receive updates from the Live Update service. So if your quota is depleted while a new live update is being deployed, it is possible that significant portions of your user base could be restricted to the previous version of the app until the quota has been replenished.