Chapter 12. Publishing Your Application

For the most part, the Google Play Store is one of the easiest-to-use application stores I’ve ever encountered. But although you can update an application almost instantly without any of the hassles of other app stores, there are still a few things you should be aware of before you publish. We’ll cover packaging, versioning, and creating a release build.

Packaging and Versioning

There are a few key points in your manifest that you need to pay attention to before you consider producing a release build to go to market. You’ll need to make sure your application isn’t debuggable (not so much an issue with newer versions of the Android client). You’ll also want to make sure your package name is unique and consistent ...

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