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How do i turn my program into an app?

Postby deenybird » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:19 pm

I have completed a small program, and want my friends to be able to run it in their emulators. How do I compile all these files into 1 file, and then, how would my friends run that file?

I've looked into the google code page on versioning/signing, but there doesn't seem to be concise instruction.
I don't see where they say,
"Step 1: Go to Run menu and click on compile"
"Step 2: ...."

If anyone can shine some light on this situation i would be very grateful.
Thanks guys,
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Postby atrus123 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:24 pm

You will find an excellent guide for signing your apps right here.
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Postby deenybird » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:37 pm

thanks atrus, i'm looking into it.

so this 'signing' thing is just the new name for 'compiling your program'?
this will give me a program that others can run?
if so, what can they run it on, emulators? an android phone?

I saw this posted there as well:
Another tip: if you find this too much and aren't really doing any big releases, why not just use the debug signed apk? As I understand it, its expiration period is one year which should suit your alpha releases.

since this is just for friends, would this method suit me?
what even is a 'debug signed apk?

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Postby atrus123 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:51 pm

I forget where exactly it is (I don't have Eclipse in front of me right now), but you'll want to look for something like "Export unsigned application".

This will compile the application into the location of your choosing as an apk file. From there, follow the instructions in the link I provided to get it signed.
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Postby avolovoy » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:22 am

you debug-signed apk is under yourProjectName\bin folder.
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