Tag: google-play

You uploaded an APK that was signed in debug mode. You need to sign your APK in release mode error

I am trying to upload an Application on the Google Play store. I am building the .apk and signing it using Maven. I have used maven–jarsigner-plugin to sign the .apk file. I am using the key that I created using Eclipse wizard for signing another Android app. I zipalign the .apk file using the following […]

How to upload apk to play store that is having more than 100 MB size?

I want to upload apk and size is more than 100 MB. I have find some tutorials / blog for that. But I am still not clear what to do with that. Do I need to create expansion files or it will accept the apk directly? I have checked one application ‘Gears & Guts‘ on […]

Find out why an Android app is being uninstalled

My app is having success in Google Play with several million downloads. However, almost 50% of users have uninstalled it already. I don’t think that’s a critical number but I’d like to find out why users uninstalls it, so I’d like to ask it to users using a simple form, only to the ones who […]

Am I getting these steps right for checking a user's in-app billing subscription?

I am making an Android app that sells an in-app monthly subscription. Before I dive into it too much, does this outline of how this should be done seem about right? I am using the Google Play Android Developer API. The first time the app is installed, send the following in sendBillingRequest(): CHECK_BILLING_SUPPORTED. If not, […]

If I send a hotfix to a user, will they continue to get updates from the Play Store?

Say I have an application that users have installed from the Play Store, if one of my users reports a bug and I want to send them a patched version of the app to test, they can install it to their phone just fine. But if I then update the app on the Play Store, […]

Avoid Android Market filtering on optional use of location

In my app I try and use location information if it is available. Hence I have those permissions in my manifest: e.g. <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION” /> <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION” /> NOTE: I DO NOT have a for location, which is the tag I understood was used for filtering in Android Market. When I upload to Android market […]

Android Camera: require frontal OR rear camera

My app needs a Camera to work. However, it doesn’t matter if it’s a rear or frontal camera. Right now, I have this in my Manifest: <uses-feature android:name=”android.hardware.camera”/> To require a frontal Camera, I know I could also add this: <uses-feature android:name=”android.hardware.camera.front”/> But I’d like to support all devices that has EITHER camera. Is there […]

Google Analytics for Android v2 Campaign Tracking Not Working

I have spent a ton of time on this, and am now pulling my hair out. I am using the Google Analytics Android SDK v2. I have been using it for months, and have collected data using EasyTracker. No issues there. I recently tried to implement Campaign Tracking, and everything seemed okay, but after weeks […]

Android manifest VM minimal heap size

Is there an option to declare the required minimal VM heap size for the OS/device in Android manifest, such that the Android Market would only display the application for devices meeting the requirement and filter out the rest. I can detect the maximal VM heap size during the startup of the application, and fail if […]

Lost cert for published app

I have a free app published in Android market. I have lost the certificate used to sign the current version but I want to publish an updated version. Android market refuses to accept my upgrade because it is signed by a new certificate. I realize the users will have to uninstall the current version to […]

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