Accessing available app updates in Play Store app through a shortcut
It seems that Google is making it more and more difficult for users to check manually for the updates, trying to encourage people to keep automatic updates on. While I don't mind the automatic updates, I do like to see what changes have been done in each update (when the devs are kind enough to mention it), just to be aware when a new feature has been introduced or a bug fixed.
Currently, these are the steps needed in order to reach the page where I see the available updates:
- Open Play Store app
- Tap on the User icon
- Manage apps & device
- Updates available
- Pending downloads page
Ideally, this could all be a one-click operation.
My launcher, Nova, offers shortcuts to app-specific actions in order to access certain app features or parts directly. Play Store has many listed, but it seems that none is taking you to the newly-introduced Pending downloads page.
Is there a way to figure out a unique shortcut that would take one to the "Pending downloads" page?
Thanks to @alecxs for pointing me to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/68540618/intent-for-google-play-store-manage-apps-device-my-apps-updates-does-not , that does almost exactly what I need.
The GPS intent is as follows:
Action : com.google.android.finsky.VIEW_MY_DOWNLOADS Package : com.android.vending Class : com.google.android.finsky.activities.MainActivity Target : Activity
I used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rk.android.app.shortcutmaker to make a link to the Manage Apps & Devices' Overview page, which makes my life easier now.