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Create APK Package For Google Play Using Icenium Graphite

Posted by Dhananjay Kumar Articles | Android Programming December 28, 2012
In this article we will have a look at creating an APK package for submission to Google Play using Icenium.
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In this article we will have a look at creating an APK package for submission to Google Play using Icenium. Let us follow the following walkthrough to create the APK package,

To create a package, right-click on the project and select Publish to create the APK package; see:

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In the next window click on Google Play. You will get an error message that there is no certificate or Code Sign Identity found for Google Play Signing.

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To solve this issue click on the option in the Icenium Graphite IDE.

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In the Users Options window select the General tab and then the Certificate Management option.

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In the Certificate Management option you will get an option to create a New Certificate. Click on Create New to create a new certificate. You can either use:

  1. Self-signed identity
  2. Request for the Certificate

Let us go ahead and request the Self-signed identity. In the Self-signed identity window you need to provide the following vital information:

  • Country.
  • Type of the self-signed identity. In this choose the Google Play option. The other option available is Generic.
  • Configure the Start Date and End Date.

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After creating the Self-signed identity you can see them in the Cryptographic Identities section. In the following you can see that I have created three self-signed identities.

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After creating a Self-signed identity right-click on the project and select properties in the properties windows, select the Android tab. Here you can set various application properties for the Android platform.

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From the Code Signing Identity drop down, select any existing certificate to associate it with the application.

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You can set icons and application permissions for Google Play here. After associating a self-signed identity, again right-click on the project and select the publish option. You will get an Application Validation Status message as OK.

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Next click on the Build button to create the package. Icenuim will build the application in the cloud and ask you to provide a name for the APK package and save it locally.

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In this case we saved the APK with name tearchapp. Now you can submit the APK file to Google Play to publish the application. I hope you find this article useful. Thanks for reading.

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