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17. Distributing Apps

Ted Hagos1 
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
What we’ll cover:
  • Preparing for release

  • Signing the app

  • Google Play

  • App bundle

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

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