Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)

Peter Reid preid at reidit.co.uk
Tue Sep 5 15:32:05 EDT 2017


Hi Jonathan, Colin & Jacqueline

Thanks for the various suggestions.

On my Mac, I have installed the Java SDK 8.144 and Android Studio 2.3.3 together with Android File Transfer.  In LC 8.1.6 I have set up the reference to the Android SDK (/Users/peter/Library/Android/sdk/).  On my Amazon Fie 7 tablet, I have enabled Developer mode and EDB debugging.

With this set-up I am able to build an APK app package and copy the APK to the Downloads folder on the tablet.  If I tap open the APK file it offers to install it, with 2 apparently active buttons - Cancel and Install (both in the same colour orange text). The screen correctly list the facilities the app will need access to.  However, only the Cancel responds to a tap, the Install does nothing and says nothing!

Any suggestions as to how I get over this last hurdle?

Thanks

Peter
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Peter Reid
Loughborough, UK

> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:35:57 -0700
> From: Colin Holgate <colinholgate at gmail.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)
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> I don?t know for sure if it?s still needed, but here are the steps I wrote about, that were needed back then, to add Kindle Fire to ADB:
> 
> https://books.google.com/books?id=9lpx4JbMDrQC&pg=PT120&lpg=PT120&dq=colin+holgate+0x1949&source=bl&ots=rPkJGT8NQf&sig=PNo6PCRI1Hfl4d65-UTgRbpAgXg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis1LjVvI7WAhVHw2MKHUPCBhMQ6AEIPjAF#v=onepage&q=colin%20holgate%200x1949&f=false
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> When that loads you may need to scroll up a few lines to the start of that section.
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> Message: 10
> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:25:31 -0500
> From: "J. Landman Gay" <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)
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> If you don't want to install Android File Transfer you can also use a cloud 
> service like Dropbox to move the apk to the device.
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> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com


>> Message: 1
>> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 06:22:45 -0400
>> From: jonathandlynch at gmail.com
>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Cc: Peter Reid <preid at reidit.co.uk>
>> Subject: Re: Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)
>> Message-ID: <2B51DE3A-C7C7-4DB1-B18B-31E2BED3B73E at gmail.com>
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>> Hi Peter,
>> 
>> Are you able to produce the android standalone file?
>> 
>> I just copy that file to my android device and click on it to install it. I find it much easier than iOS.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
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>> Message: 2
>> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 07:11:43 -0400
>> From: jonathandlynch at gmail.com
>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Cc: Peter Reid <preid at reidit.co.uk>
>> Subject: Re: Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)
>> Message-ID: <9E9ED30D-70C1-4185-8FE2-A7906D8FD52A at gmail.com>
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>> A few more pointers:
>> 
>> You need to have Android File Transfer installed on your Mac.
>> 
>> You need to put the android device into developer mode. You can find instructions for this online.
>> 
>> When you connect the device to a Mac you need to go into the settings in Android and change the setting for the connection from charging to file transfer.
>> 
>> After you are in developer mode and after you have set it to allow file transfers, drag the Android standalone file from your Mac finder app into a convenient folder in the Android File Transfer app.
>> 
>> In the Android device, open up the Amy Files app and click on the file you transferred. This will install the app. You can run it from there.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
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>> Message: 3
>> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 07:14:06 -0400
>> From: jonathandlynch at gmail.com
>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Subject: Re: Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)
>> Message-ID: <84561BA2-5CFC-458E-8A71-4AAB28C33E5D at gmail.com>
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>> That last paragraph should say "My Files app" not "Amy Files app"
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 




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