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#import <Squirrel/Squirrel.h>
- (void)applicationDidFinishLaunching:(NSNotification *)notification {
NSURLComponents *components = [[NSURLComponents alloc] init];
NSString *licenseKey = @"C1B6DE-39A6E3-DE1529-8559A0-4AF593-V3";
components.scheme = @"https"; = @"";
components.path = @"/demo/mac/releases.json";
components.query = [[NSString stringWithFormat:@"auth=license:%2$@", licenseKey]
self.updater = [[SQRLUpdater alloc] initWithUpdateRequest:[NSURLRequest requestWithURL:components.URL]];
// Check for updates every 4 hours.
[self.updater startAutomaticChecksWithInterval:60 * 60 * 4];

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