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Build an Android Application

Once you have created and configured an app’s assets, resources, and services, you compile and link them by building your app.

To build an app with new or different settings, do the following:

  1. On the Build menu, click Build and Publish Native.
  2. In the Build Generation dialog box, select the channels and platforms for which you want to build your app. For example, you may want to build a native type of app for Mobile (phone) devices and Tablet devices for the iOS and Android platforms. For more information about native and Adaptive Web apps, see Types of Applications.
  3. Select the build mode.
  4. Click Build.

Build and Sign an Android Application in Release Mode

Quantum Visualizer V 8.1 introduced a new feature for Android application build where you can generate and sign an Android application in the release mode with a keystore certificate.

You must configure the settings for the keystore certificate in the Project Settings section.

During the build process in the release mode, keystore configuration from the Project Settings is used to sign the Android binary. Once the Android binary is built with the signing certificate, you can upload the binary to Google Playstore.

To configure the keystore certificate, do the following:

  1. On the Project menu, click Settings.
  2. Click the Native tab.
  3. Click Android.
  4. Under the Android Signing section, set the following properties:
  5. Key Alias: Enter the alias for your key.
  6. Key Password: Enter the password to access the key.
  7. Store Password: Enter the password to access the store.
  8. Store File: Browse to the location of your store and select the store certificate.
  9. Click Done.

Android SDK and Gradle Dependencies

From Quantum Visualizer V8 release, Visualizer downloads the required dependencies before the Android build. If you have started the build for Android for the first time, all required SDK, support packages, and dependent libraries download in the background. Your build is blocked till the time the downloads are complete.

Known Issues:

Updating an Android App

If your Android app is published even once, when you modify the app, you must ensure to change the version of the app from project settings. Modifying the version number is a mandatory step for the changes to reflect in the app.

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