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Android Development Essential Training: Distributing Apps with Java

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Get your new Android app to customers. Learn how to package and distribute Android apps on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Once you've created an Android app, it's time to share it with the world. Luckily, there are many avenues to distribution. This course focuses on the two primary channels: Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The first step is to prepare your app, including cleaning up and optimizing code. Then you can learn how to package a signed application file for distribution and configure multiple variants with different features. Instructor Jon-Luke West—a product engineer who creates Android and iOS apps for a variety of markets—walks you through each step involved in getting your app into Google Play and Amazon, including creating graphics, setting pricing and product details, and publishing the app. He also shows how to track its success after release with the built-in reporting features offered by both stores, which cover everything from user feedback to crash statistics.


  • Share your app with the world
  • What you should know
  • How to use the exercise files
1. Know Your Distribution Options
  • Android application files
  • The Google Play store
  • Amazon Appstore
  • Other app stores
  • Install alternate app store apps
2. Package an App for Distribution
  • Explore the sample app
  • Clean up your code
  • Manage the app version
  • Minify and obfuscate the app
  • Build a signed APK file
  • Configure build types
  • Configure multiple flavors
  • Create build variants
  • Write variant-specific code
3. Distribute through the Google Play Store
  • Register as a Google Play developer
  • Upload an APK
  • Complete the store listing
  • Create and upload app graphics
  • Set the content rating
  • Set pricing and distribution options
  • Configure in-app products
  • Publish the app
4. Distribute through Amazon
  • Register as an Amazon developer
  • Test app compatibility
  • Create the store listing
  • Add graphics and content rating
  • Upload an APK and publish
5. Track an App's Usage
  • Google Play usage reports
  • Google Play pre-launch reports
  • Amazon usage reports
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jon-Luke West


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