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Ted HagosAndroid Studio IDE Quick Referencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4953-6_12

12. Release Builds

Ted Hagos1 
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
What this chapter covers:
  • Preparing for release

  • Signing the app

  • Google Play

  • The app bundle

You can distribute your app quite freely and without many restrictions. You can let your users download it from your website, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more; you may even email the app directly to users, if you wish. Many developers choose to distribute their app on a marketplace like Google or Amazon to maximize reach. Another reason to put your app on a trusted digital marketplace is, well, it’s trusted. When an app is not downloaded from a trusted source, the apps won’t be instantly ...

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