Distributing Android Apps
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Distributing Android Apps

with David Gassner

Video: Welcome

My name is David Gassner, and this is Distributing Android Apps.
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  1. 4m 28s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you need to know before watching this course
      1m 49s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 50s
  2. 21m 10s
    1. Packaging an Android app
      4m 37s
    2. Distribution through the Google Play store
      5m 7s
    3. Distribution through Amazon's Android Appstore
      4m 26s
    4. Distributing through Barnes and Noble's Nook store
      3m 32s
    5. Distributing through other app stores
      3m 28s
  3. 23m 28s
    1. Importing the sample apps into Eclipse
      7m 24s
    2. Managing the APK version in the app manifest
      4m 28s
    3. Exporting the APK file
      6m 26s
    4. Side loading an app through a file-sharing service
      5m 10s
  4. 11m 41s
    1. Obscuring code and reducing APK file size
      4m 31s
    2. Stripping logcat commands with ProGuard
      5m 16s
    3. Troubleshooting and configuring ProGuard
      1m 54s
  5. 24m 34s
    1. Registering as a Google Play Developer
      2m 54s
    2. Uploading an APK file and creating the listing
      5m 44s
    3. Creating and uploading screenshots
      5m 40s
    4. Setting pricing and distribution options
      2m 43s
    5. Adding in-app products
      1m 58s
    6. Controlling distribution with a license key
      1m 41s
    7. Publishing multiple APK files for a single app
      3m 54s
  6. 5m 52s
    1. Tracking usage statistics, revenue, and reviews
      4m 13s
    2. Getting crash and app-not-responding (ANR) reports
      1m 39s
  7. 5m 40s
    1. Using the Amazon app developer portal
      3m 22s
    2. Checking usage statistics at Amazon
      2m 18s
  8. 1m 53s
    1. Next steps
      1m 53s

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1h 38m Intermediate Feb 11, 2014

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Once you've created an Android app, you can distribute it in multiple ways, but the primary channel is the Google Play store. In this course, David Gassner shows you how to prepare, package, and publish your Android app on Google Play, and provides a brief overview of the alternatives offered by Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The first step is to prepare the app for distribution, including cleaning up code, adding licensing and encryption, and exporting an application package (APK) file. The course then shows how to register as an Android developer, upload your app, set pricing, and publish the app. You'll also learn how to track app usage, including usage statistics, revenue, and crash reporting. David also includes a chapter on using Amazon's developer portal to distribute your app through the Amazon Appstore.

Topics include:
  • Packaging an Android app
  • Distributing through Google vs. Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble
  • Exporting the APK file
  • Testing the app
  • Shrinking and protecting an app with ProGuard
  • Creating and uploading screenshots to Google Play
  • Adding in-app products
  • Tracking app usage and revenue
David Gassner


My name is David Gassner, and this is Distributing Android Apps. In this course, I'll start with an overview of the most popular Android app distribution channels, including Google Play, Amazon, and the Nook store. I'll then describe how to prepare an app for distribution. I'll show you how to obscure and compress your code with ProGuard, and how to apply licensing and encryption techniques.

I'll then describe how to upload your app to Google Play and to Amazon, how to find out how your app is doing, and tell you about some other potential distribution channels. If you're an Android developer, I hope this course helps you get your apps to the users you want to serve.

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