On Episode 28 of the Android Central Podcast, Alexander from Austria asked if there was an easy way to turn off automatic updating of apps, so that he wouldn't have to contend with the downloads sucking down the roaming data. And over the weekend, XDA Developers member eddieringle released just such an app.

Your phone has to be rooted, but once you install Market Autoupdate Bulk Toggle, you can switch between auto and manual updates for all of your Android Market apps with a single tap.

There's no widget yet, but hopefully we'll see that added in the future.

More info at the source link, and a download link is after the break. [XDA Developers] Thanks, Sethjk!

 

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Toggle application auto updates with a single app (root required)

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Very useful for people who travel, there truly is a solution to everything when the folks at XDA get involved

Get SwitchPro and you will have a toggle widget for this and so many other things (including a toggle to turn on/off your data connection for even better power conservation) without the need for Root.