Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)

Colin Holgate colinholgate at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 15:39:58 EDT 2017


I don’t know the answer to your question, but as far as testing a LiveCode app on Android goes, I would use the Development menu, Test Target, Test, to try it on a connected Android device.

For installing an APK I would usually just post it online somewhere, that way I can try it on various devices without having to connect them, or even have them at all (it might be someone else doing the testing).

One odd thing you said, as far as I know Fire is always in developer mode.


> On Sep 5, 2017, at 12:32 PM, Peter Reid via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> 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
> --
> 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)
>> Message-ID: <189A5025-6C44-46B3-990C-B03D810E819C at gmail.com>
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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
>> 
>> 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)
>> Message-ID:
>> 	<15e53135af8.285b.5e131b4e58299f54a9f0b9c05d4f07f9 at hyperactivesw.com>
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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.
>> --
>> 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>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=us-ascii
>>> 
>>> 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
>>> 
>>> ------------------------------
>>> 
>>> 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>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=us-ascii
>>> 
>>> 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
>>> 
>>> ------------------------------
>>> 
>>> 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>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=us-ascii
>>> 
>>> That last paragraph should say "My Files app" not "Amy Files app"
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
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