I have recently been getting many questions from our Android app makers asking me what is an APK and why do they need it for their free Android app. Today I want to discuss the importance of the APK code, the difference between the APK code and the source code and how you can download and use your APK code.
What is an APK?
It is important that you understand what an APK is in order to be able to use it correctly. An APK is short for Android PacKage, it is in simple words your APK is your app code, the file that is read by your mobile and downloaded onto Android devices.
What is the difference between your APK and the Source Code?
These are two very difference codes, the APK is the code which you have created on top of the templates provided by AppsGeyser, it allows you to modify and update your free Android app without changing the template.
The Source code is the code behind the template, the source code remain the property of AppsGeyser, the source code is what AppsGeyser has used to create the template which you are modifying. This code you do not have the rights or ability to update or change.
Why do I need an APK?
You need the APK to publish your app into any Android app store, this code is saved by the app market.
How do I download my APK?
1. Go to your AppsGeyser dashboard
2. RIGHT click on the green download button
- Choose save file – make sure you save the file somewhere where you will remember how to find it
Remember, that it may take up to 3 working days for your appear in GooglePlay and it could take longer in alternate Android app stores. Publishng your free Android app has been made easy with the creating on the APK code and gives you the freedom to update your app as many times as you wish.