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Beginning Android Games, Second Edition by Robert Green, Mario Zechner

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Chapter 15

Publishing Your Game

The last step in becoming an Android game developer is getting your game to your players. There are two possible routes:

  • Take the APK file from your project’s bin/ folder, put it on the Web, and tell your friends to download it and install it on their devices.
  • Publish your application on Google Play, like a real pro.

The first option is a great way to let other people test your application before you throw it on the Google Play store. All they need to do is get a hold of the APK file and install it on their devices. The real fun starts once your game is ready for prime time.

A Word on Testing

As we’ve seen in the previous chapters, there are various differences among devices. Before you publish your application, ...

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