Figure 2. How the Update Service Works
This decision tree illustrates the process by which the Web service Updater works. If the server that hosts the CF-based application is identical to the installed app on a given device, nothing happens. If the server that hosts the CF-based application has newer files than those installed on a given device, the Web server grabs them and downloads them to the mobile device running your application. The benefit of this approach is that you can update your CF-based applications without requiring your user to be personally involved in the process of updating a given application.