Using android .apk file after build


#1

Hi everyone,

I have an issue but it could be more that I haven’t built for android before. I built the app for android and have a folder with the tarball and another folder with the .apk, readme and project files.

However, when I try install the .apk on an android device, it simply says it cannot open the file. This is also the case when I upload it to a server and download it from there.

The app is not ready to be put on the play store, but I want myself and several users to test the app as I build it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Have I done something wrong somewhere?

Cheers,

Tom.


#2

Did you sign the APK file?


#3

No I did not! I thought you only had to do this when uploading to the Play Store? Is that what I’m missing?


#4

Could be, I’ve just seen some devices that block unsigned APK files (f.e. my Galaxy Note 2). Another problem could be the targeting, do you use the right target/api settings for your device? (AndroidManifest.xml)