Android application package file (APK) is program binary used to distribute and install Android application onto the Android operating system. Here we'll see step by step procedure of creating .apk file ready to be installed in Android device.

Tools & Technologies used in this article :

  1. JDK 1.6

  2. Eclipse 3.7

  3. Android SDK


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There are two ways to export Aplication Package in Eclipse using Android Tools

  1. Export Unsigned Application Package

  2. Export Signed Application Package

1. Export Unsigned Application Package

Right click on the Android project (say 'AndroidHello') and from the context menu select Android Tools --> Export Unsigned Appliaction Package. Browse the location to save the apk and click Save button. Click Ok button in the following window to proceed.


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