Build Process and Package File Content

This chapter provides tutorial notes on the Android project build process. Topics include Android project folder structure; project build process; Ant automated build command; Android Asset Packaging Tool (aapt); Java compiler (javac); Dalvik Executable (dex) conversion; 'apkbuilder' command for packaging and signing; .apk package file content; digests and signature of .apk file.

"android create project" Command Options

Android Project Folder Structure

Android Application Project Build Process

Project Build Process Done by "ant debug" Command

Detailed Output of "ant -verbose debug" Command

Output of "ant -verbose debug" - Android SDK R17

"aapt" - Android Asset Packaging Tool

"aapt package" Command - Resource Code Generation

"javac" - Java Compilation Command

"dx.bat --dex" Command - Converting .class Files into .dex File

"apkbuilder" Command - Packaging and Signing .apk File

"zipalign" Command - Aligning File Locations in .apk Package

"aapt dump" Command - Printing Contents of .apk Package

META-INF Files - Digests, Signature and Certificate

Conclusions:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version