The APK you upload to an app store must be created with a signing certificate. You can create this certificate yourself in Android Studio, but once created you have to store it and make sure you do not forget its passwords or other critical information. Future versions of the same app must be packaged with the same certificate.
- [Instructor] To submit your app to an app store,…you need a signed apk file.…The apk file is signed with a signing certificate…that verifies your identity as the developer.…You can create the signing certificate right from within…Android Studio.…I'm working in the project named SignedAPK,…and this is identical to the previous project.…This is the Nadia's Restaurant application.…From the menu, I'll select Build, then Generate Signed APK.…The signing certificate is called the key store file,…and you can create it right here.…
I'll click the Create New button, and then the Browse button…to locate the path where I want to create the file.…This file is critical to the long-term maintenance…of your application.…Save it somewhere where you'll never lose it…and make notes of what the passwords are…when you set up the file.…The file will have a file extension of .jks.…For convenience, I'm going to place the file on my desktop…and I'll call it mykeystore.jks.…Next, type in the password.…Type in the value twice and make sure you type it…
- Packaging apps in APK files
- Building a signed APK file
- Distributing through Google Play
- Adding app graphics
- Setting pricing
- Publishing the app
- Submitting an app to Amazon
- Tracking app use in Google Play and Amazon
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Know Your Distribution Options
2. Package and Test the App
3. Distribute through the Google Play Store
4. Distribute through Amazon
5. Track an App's Usage
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