Chapter    30

Deploying Your Application: Google Play Store and Beyond

Creating a great application that people will love is one thing, but you also need an easy way for people to find and download it. Google created the Play Store for this purpose. From an icon right on the device, users can click straight into the Play Store to browse, search, review, and download applications. Users can also access Play Store over the Internet to do those same things, although the downloading is not to the computer but rather apps are sent directly to the user’s device. Many applications are free; for those that are not, the Play Store provides payment mechanisms for easy purchasing.

The Play Store is even accessible from intents inside of applications, making ...

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