The following article provides more information about testing your Android app prior to submitting it to the Google Play Store.
Even with installing your app on an actual Android device, you will be unable to test the following items until your app is live:
- Issue purchase
- Subscription purchase
- Mag+ Subscription API logins
Before you begin
- Make sure that you have setup a Google account on the Android device.
- Make sure that you have internet connectivity via your browser on the device.
- Make sure you have previously set-up Test Devices in the Mag+ Publish portal (for more information, refer to the article "General - Defining Test Devices.").
- If you have Mag+ Issues that you wish to view, be sure they are uploaded to the Mag+ Publish portal (for more information, read the article "Managing Issues.")
- In the Mag+ Publish portal, build your Android application and download the ".apk" file to your computer (for more information on building your Android app, refer to the article "Android/Kindle Fire - Building An App Step-by-Step."
Configure your Android Testing Device to allow installation of third-party apk files
Transferring the APK file to your Testing Device
Note: There are multiple ways to copy files to an Android device. This article describes e-mailing an ".apk" file to a device, which may not be possible if your e-mail server has file-size limitations. Google Play offers apps for download which let you directly copy files onto an Android device.
1. On your computer, attach the ".apk" file to an e-mail and send it to an account that you can access via your Android device.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.
Note: If the install screen does not automatically appear for you after the apk file has finished downloading, you may need to then go to the device's download menu and tap on it there.
4. When satisfied with the app's performance, you can go to the Google Play Store and submit the APK for distribution.
- For more information on delivering your app to the Google Play marketplace, refer to the articles in the section "Delivering Your App."
Note: When submitting your app to Google Play there is now a review process. Your Android app should be reviewed within a few hours and then appear in the Google Play store within 24 hours, provided there are no problems discovered.