Licensing & selling an Android app
wow at together.net
Sun Jun 3 19:59:43 EDT 2012
The question I have (not owning an Android device myself), is if we post
an apk at our web site, will the average Android owner be able to
Do we need to point them to apkInstaller? Is it reasonable to require
them to hook their Android device to their computer in order to transfer
the apk to their sd card? Or is it even easier for them to navigate to
our web site via their Android device browser, click a link, and then
basically have the apk installed?
On 6/3/2012 6:32 PM, Shawn Blc wrote:
> I'm definitely still learning when it comes to LC, however I've installed
> hundreds of apk files on various Android enabled devices using
> apkInstaller. From those that I know and even my 12 year old daughter
> knows how to install apk files that aren't available on the Android Market.
> With the apkInstaller app or similar, you can install apk files via
> email, dropbox, your website, USB, etc.
> Even if you put the apk on your mini sd card in your Android device you
> should have no problems installing the apk with or without the apkInstaller.
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Richard Miller<wow at together.net> wrote:
>> Are you certain that this works this easily on most Android devices? From
>> my little testing, this didn't seem to work reliably. I had to use an app
>> like tAttachApkInstaller (specifically designed to install apk's sent by
>> email), but even that didn't seem to work reliably or easily on the
>> half-dozen phones I tried at Verizon.
>> If you send the apk as an email attachment, clicking the link in the
>>> email will install the app provided the customer reads the email on their
>>> Android device.
>>> There are many other ways too, but they usually involved an Android file
>>> manager. Dropbox is another easy, direct way to install but not all your
>>> customers may have that.
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