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Sams Teach Yourself Android™ Application Development in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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Hour 23. Getting Ready to Publish

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Preparing for application publication

Testing and verifying a release build

Packaging and signing your application for release

An application might be functionally complete, but you need to take one final step before you can publish: You must package the application so that it can be deployed to users safely and securely. In this hour, you learn how to prepare and package an application for release on the most popular Android publishing venue: the Android Market.

Understanding the Release Process

Preparing and packaging an application for publication is called the release process (see Figure 23.1). The release process is an exciting time: The application is stable and working ...

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