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Android Development Tools for Eclipse by Sanjay Shah, Khirulnizam Abd Rahman

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Preparing for release

After the hard work of coding and testing the application needs to be packaged for release. Packaging involves the following steps.

Compilation for release

This is the very first step towards release and distribution. It comprises of setting a package name in the application's manifest file, configuring application attributes, and compilation before release. They involve the following steps:

  • Choosing appropriate package name: Once the application is released it cannot be undone hence, the need to dwell upon and choose a suitable package name. The package name can be set in the application's manifest file.
  • Disabling debugging: We need to make sure we disable debugging before we release it. To disable debugging, comment or remove ...

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