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  1. Djanvk

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    I have created an app and I want to install it from my Laptop onto my droid, are there any tutorial out there for this?

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    One simple way of doing it:
    1) Plug your phone into your pc, and move the APK file to your sd storage.
    2) Use a file manager (say, Astro) to "open" the file. The system will suggest to install the app.

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    1) Upload the apk file to your web site, and link to it.
    2) Click the link in your web browser. The system will suggest to install the app.

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    1) Use adb to install the file:
    adb install [-l] [-r] <file>
    push this package file to the device and install it
    ('-l' means forward-lock the app)
    ('-r' means reinstall the app, keeping its data)
    :)
     
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    I found a app called Appinstaller on the marketplace that installs apk files odd the sd card, worked like a charm.
     
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    Great. :) Have fun!
     
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    If anyone can point me toward a thread or a direct link to more info on APK files, i'd appreesh. I want to try developing my own app, but need a starting point. Much thanks.
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    You won't learn much by looking at APK files; that's be like looking at EXE files. You want the source, so check out sourceforge and code.google.com and suchlike. :)
     

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