Tag: google-play

Searching for Android apps by permissions, features and intents

Are there services out there that let the user search or browse an Android app market by specifying the app’s permissions (e.g. android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO), features (e.g. android.hardware.microphone), launched or filtered intents (e.g. android.speech.action.RECOGNIZE_SPEECH)? I am interested in locating 3rd party apps that could complement my app in the Android environment so that I could recommend such […]

Failed to run aapt dump badging – Google play store

I can’t upload my application to the Play Store. When I upload the file.apk, I recive this error: Failed to run aapt dump badging: W/ResourceType(17873): Bad XML block: header size 28024 or total size 1702240364 is larger than data size 2004 ERROR: AndroidManifest.xml is corrupt The application is signed with jarsigner and i used the […]

Consequences of Android Market/Google Play rename for developers

Android Market has been renamed to “Google Play.” What, if any, consequences will the rename have? For example, will intent URIs change?

How can I ensure that my app is only available to phones on Android Market?

I have an application that has not yet been optimised for xlarge tablet screens, so I have the following code the manifest: <supports-screens android:smallScreens=”true” android:normalScreens=”true” android:largeScreens=”true” android:xlargeScreens=”false” /> However, when I upload the .apk file to Android Market, it tells me: API level: 4-12+ Supported screens: small-xlarge OpenGL textures: all I know that it is […]

What happens to PendingIntents when user updates the app?

I know that the data, like in sharedprefs files, doesnt get erased when a user updates his app, but what about a scheduled Broadcast? Does the PendingIntent get canceled?

Broadcasting an INSTALL_REFERRER Intent issue

My Android Manifest file <service android:name=”com.google.android.gms.analytics.CampaignTrackingService” /> <receiver android:name=”com.google.android.gms.analytics.CampaignTrackingReceiver” android:exported=”true” > <intent-filter> <action android:name=”com.android.vending.INSTALL_REFERRER” /> </intent-filter> </receiver> I don’t have any other receiver. Test: ~/development/sdk/platform-tools $ ./adb shell am broadcast -a com.android.vending.INSTALL_REFERRER -n com.myapp.myapplication/com.google.android.gms.analytics.CampaignTrackingService –es “referrer” “utm_source=testSource&utm_medium=testMedium&utm_term=testTerm&utm_content=testContent&utm_campaign=testCampaign” The response: Broadcasting: Intent { act=com.android.vending.INSTALL_REFERRER cmp=com.myapp.myapplication/com.google.android.gms.analytics.CampaignTrackingService (has extras) } Broadcast completed: result=0 Now when I run the […]

More Permissions in uploaded apk than in manifest file

I wanted to update my app but after uploading I noticed that there were additional permissions which I don’t mention in my manifest: android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS android.permission.INTERNET android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE My manifest looks like this <manifest xmlns:android=”http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android” package=”com.stepscience.yahtzee” > <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.INTERNET” /> <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE” /> <application android:allowBackup=”true” android:icon=”@mipmap/ic_launcher” android:label=”@string/app_name” android:theme=”@style/Theme.App” > <meta-data android:name=”com.google.android.gms.games.APP_ID” android:value=”@string/app_id” /> […]

Publishing multiple apks with different filters for mobile and tv

I want to publish multiple apks: one for mobile and other androidtv within same application. As per Publishing Multiple APKs with Different Filters there are only four distinguishing filters within same application: Currently, Google Play allows you to publish multiple APKs for the same application only when each APK provides different filters based on the […]

Unable to update price of an application on Google Play Store

I have recently updated my application with a new build. Now I want to change the price of that build. I did that by : 1.Logging in to my google account 2.Visiting play.google.com/apps/publish Selecting my application Selecting Pricing and Distribution Changing the current price to new one in the default price section Clicked on save […]

In-App Billing: “Query items available for purchase” returns 0 items

I am trying to implement in-app-billing for my app. I am following the implementation used in google’s TriviaDrive sample app, and the relevant documentation on the Developer website. My code is working as expected but when I try to “Query Items Available for Purchase”, the resulting Inventory object contains 0 objects, even though I have […]

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