Innards of an APK

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu May 16 14:04:26 EDT 2019


Also, if the files are stored in the external documents folder, they won't 
be deleted.
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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On May 16, 2019 12:20:43 PM JJS via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> By the way.
>
> There is one thing i noticed before.
>
> When the app is still installed and you go to Settings-->apps-->theapp
> then clear cache or other data before removing, then stuff related
> should also be gone.
>
> I noticed once with another app. They can try it. But indeed normally
> nothing should be left behind i guess with an LC app.
>
> Although other non-lc apps do leave stuff behind sometimes.
>
>
> Op 16-5-2019 om 18:40 schreef Klaus major-k via use-livecode:
>> Hi Jerry
>>
>>> Am 16.05.2019 um 18:24 schrieb JJS via use-livecode 
>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>>
>>> Beste Klaus,
>> :-)
>>
>> "Beste Klaus" is dutch, german is -> Bester Klaus
>>
>> Yep, german has a lot of different cases which makes it so hard to learn, 
>> sorry only know
>> the latin words for the cases:
>> Nominativ -> Der beste Mann -> the best man
>> Genitiv -> des besten Mannes -> (of) the best man
>> Dativ -> dem besten Mann -> the best man
>> Akkusativ -> den vbesten Mann -> the best man
>> :-D
>>
>>> nice that you bring this up. I am working on an app (changing a desktop 
>>> version to mobile) that uses sqlite.
>>> And i was under a same kind of impression, but did not check out on the 
>>> device itself further.
>>> (Because if i remove the app and reinsall it should come up with a question 
>>> when a db does not exist.)
>>> But for android i use "engine and for iphone "home"
>> Not sure what you mean? If you add the files via the "Copy files" tab in 
>> the "standalone application settings"
>> then they will be found in the standalone in -> 
>> specialfolderpath("resources"), which works on ALL platforms
>> and also in the IDE!
>>
>> And need to be copied to -> specialfolderpath("documents") before we can 
>> use them, at least the database files.
>>
>>> Is it also sqlite that they use?
>> Yes.
>>
>>> How did they check on the device?
>> He wrote he used -> Total-Commander
>> Whatever that is, I do not own any mobile device.
>>
>>> There still was a folder or something left?
>> Sorry, he did not tell all the details.
>>
>>> Thanks, Jerry
>>>
>>> Op 16-5-2019 om 12:20 schreef Klaus major-k via use-livecode:
>>>> Hi friends,
>>>>
>>>> this just came up in the german LC forum.
>>>> A user wrote that de-installing an app from his Android phone did not
>>>> remove database files copied to -> specialfolderpath("documents")?
>>>>
>>>> I always thought that this special folder is just a folder INSIDE of the apk
>>>> where we are allowed to write and de-installing the complete apk would
>>>> remove everything related to that app. No?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any info!
>> Groetjes
>>
>> Klaus
>>
>> --
>> Klaus Major
>> http://www.major-k.de
>> klaus at major-k.de
>>
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