UpdateKit API Template

Drop-in updating mechanism for your shortcuts


UpdateKit API provides a fast, free and robust way to allow your users to update your shortcuts automatically. However, the process for implementing it into a shortcut has been less clear and easy than it could be.

This shortcut addresses that problem. Just download it and follow the instructions in the enclosed Readme, and you'll be off and running!

This shortcut serves as a base for new shortcuts, so that you don't have to copy and paste actions from one shortcut to another, and then fix all the broken references, in order to use UpdateKit API with RoutineHub in your shortcuts.

You may be wondering: There are already examples on the UpdateKit API site at https://www.mikebeas.com/updatekit-api/v1, so why this template?

The answer is that while those examples are fine, they are not (and are not intended to be) drop-in templates. This is. Plus, I have made a couple of improvements, such as ensuring that the version check won't error out if there's no network connection, and putting the bulk of the version checking routine under a foldable If action to get it out of the way, that I find worthwhile.

Feedback is always welcome, either by leaving a comment below or on Twitter.

If this shortcut has been helpful to you, please leave a review below!

There is a similar shortcut on RoutineHub called Updatekit template. Here's what the UpdateKit API developer has to say about the two implementations:

Both look pretty good to me. They each offer different things. [UpdateKit API Template] implements platform and platformVersion, for example, which works great for Switchblade servers. [Updatekit Template] has the ability to skip a version and remember that selection for the future, and a vCard menu, which some people like.

I think both are great and either one would be a good starting point.

Latest Release Notes

1.1-b.2 - July 12, 2023, 8:02 p.m.

#### Bug fixes
- Turned Beta downloads on

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