Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Deploying Android apps on phones and tablets

There are features like "telephony" that are supported only on phones, if you include them in your application manifest the tablet users will not be able to find the app in the Market. Google's solution to that is to deploy multiple APK under the same package.


PHONES (deploy first):


It is OK to include android:largeScreens="true" for phones as you will see at the end.


TABLETS (deploy second):

If you want the app to show on the Android market for tablets, deploy another APK with API-Level 9 ( android:largeScreens="true", android:minSdkVersion="9")

DO NOT include, or try android:required="false" android:name="android.hardware.telephony":

After deployment you will see 2 versions on your developer's dashboard:

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