Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Package apps in APK files, part of Android Development Essential Training: Distributing Apps (2016).
- [Instructor] One of the most important steps…in preparing an application for deployment…is to package it in an APK file.…An APK file is a ZIP archive that contains…multiple folders and files,…and has the file eztension .APK.…You can build both debug and release APKs,…and in fact, when you're developing an application,…and you're testing it on a virtual or physical device,…you're building an APK file, a debug version,…and deploying it to the device for launching.…
The APK file includes your compiled code in the DEX format,…and it also includes all of your application's…resources and assets, and critically, the manifest.…The manifest, the XML file,…describes to the application framework…which activities, services, and other application components…are going to be used.…The APK file is designed so it could be installed on…any Android device, and it's CPU-neutral.…That is, the same APK can be used on a device…that's running on an ARM CPU or an Intel CPU.…
The APK file includes the application manifest,…the signed certificate, if you're building the APK…
- 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
Building a Game App with the Android SDKwith David Gassner2h 6m 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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