Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Android App Development: Distributing Android Apps (2015).
- This course Distributing Android Apps uses some Exercise Files, but not as many as most of our courses in Lynda.com. The Exercise Files folder, which you can download from the course page, includes just one sub-folder. It's a copy of the app PlainOlNotes2, which I describe how to build in the course, Building a Note Taking App for Android. You can follow along with this course either with this project or with any other Android Studio project. If you want to import this project to Android Studio, here's how you would do it.
Go to the Android Studio welcome screen, and click on Import project, then navigate to your Exercise Files folder and select the PlainOlNotes2 sub-folder. Click okay, and the project will be imported. You can also import the project from GitHub. These are two copies of the exactly same project. I'll show you early in the course how to import this version of the project from the GitHub repository, or as I suggested, you can use your own Android projects.
The goal of this course is to show you how to get ready, and then how to distribute the apps through the apps stores, Google Play and Amazon and others. The steps are exactly the same no matter which Android project you're using.
- Packaging an Android app
- Distributing through Google vs. Amazon and other app stores
- Generating a signed APK file
- Testing the app
- Protecting an app with ProGuard
- Registering and publishing apps with Google Play
- Adding in-app products
- Tracking app usage and revenue in Google Play
- Submitting an app to Amazon