Must I have Matlab R2012b to run user submitted apps (not build/create them)?

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As subject header... Many of the Matlab apps submitted to file exhange by users look very interesting and I'd love to try them, but I'm having no luck installing.
The documentation I can find only makes mention of apps (and the app tab) in 2012b, but I see comments on at least one app submission page indicating I can install in 2012a.
Can I install and use apps in my copy of 2012a, or am I out of luck until my college move to b?

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Helen Chen
Helen Chen on 17 Sep 2012
Sorry, you need to have R2012B to run apps.
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Gergely Öllös
Gergely Öllös on 20 Sep 2012
Edited: Gergely Öllös on 20 Sep 2012
Usually you can run your apps on previous ML versions.. The mlappinstall (silly extension:) is a simple zip file in which the application resides (along with some xml manifest info).. So you can rename the file extension to zip, unzip it and run the relevant functions/scripts from there..

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 17 Sep 2012
It depends. Many of the apps don't depend on this latest release. For example, none of mine do since I developed and uploaded them when I had earlier releases. Even apps developed on R2012b might not require R2012b and might run fine on any number of prior versions. Download it and give it a try. I would say that the vast majority of apps in the File Exchange do not require R2012b.
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