The Google Play Store may have fewer restrictions that its i OS counterpart, but that doesn't mean that all apps make the cut.Ad blockers and Xposed modules that bypass paywalls have never had a place on the Google Play Store, which makes tracking their app-updates a painful process.

This struggle of keeping non-Play Store apps up to date led XDA user Justice Rage to create Apk Track, a lightweight tool that checks all of your installed apps for updates.

This does mean that the app will check your Play Store apps as well, so keep that in mind. However, you can easily download it directly from the developer.

The file size of these app releases can sometimes be large, resulting in tons of unnecessary mobile data usage if you’re not careful.

While instant updates are a useful Android feature, they’re not typically crucial and can wait till you’ve reached a Wi-Fi covered zone like home or work.

After the download completes, open the APK file and install the app.

You should also be sure to have installation of apps from "Unknown sources" enabled as well.Google Play allows you to set up wish lists of applications and content you'd like to download at a later point.IMPORTANT NOTE: Since you're not signing the app yourself, you should not enroll your app in Google Play App Signing.So I have value which needs to be converted to an integer for doing a proper comparison with the device’s current version.The check itself is quite simple: if the downloaded number is bigger than the current app’s version code number, a notification is triggered to the user, indicating the presence of a newer version.This article describes the process of updating an existing app in Google Play.