Thursday, March 10, 2011

How to Publish a App Inventor Application to the Android Market - wikiHow

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This tutorial will show you how to format your App Inventor application to be published at the Android Market. You can use a Mac(which I use) or a PC


  1. Download the application APK to your Mac or PC
  2. Use apktool to decompile the APK
    • apktool d -s yourapp.apk
  3. Edit what you want(i.e. Icon, App Name, Permissions...)
  4. Compile the package again
    • apktool b yourapp
  5. Sign the APK using your own keystore
    • jarsigner -verbose -keystore my-release-key.keystore my_application.apk alias_name
  6. Verify if the APK is correctly signed
    • jarsigner -verify -verbose -certs my_application.apk
  7. Align the APK
    • zipalign -v 4 your_project_name-unaligned.apk your_project_name.apk
  8. Your application is ready to go!
  9. Publish at the Android Market


Things You'll Need

  • App Inventor access
  • Android Market developer account
  • apktool
  • Mac or PC
  • Patience

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