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sharing app as sdk instead of apk file to integrate in an existing app

Discussion in 'Android Carriers' started by Diane_DM, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Diane_DM

    Diane_DM Lurker
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    Is it possible to share android app as sdk to integrate in an existing android app?
    I am completely new to android .Please help

     

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    Post #4 by Hadron, Jan 10, 2020 (1 points)
  3. Hadron

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    What do you mean "as sdk"? An SDK is a software development kit, not an app.

    Are you asking for someone to share the source code & other resources? Of course the author (or, to be more legally correct, the copyright holder) can do that if they choose.
     
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  4. Diane_DM

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    Yes I am aware that SDK is software development kit.
    My doubt is can I integrate my app in an existing app if I share the source code and other resources ?
    Please bear with me I am totally new to Android.
     
  5. Hadron

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    Well if someone has the source code etc then at some level the answer to whether they can be integrated has to be "yes". The question is how much work is involved and how coherent will the result be? If they were written by the same person with a coherent style this may be straightforward, and if the authors do things in completely different ways it will be a lot more work. But I'd suggest that you start by deciding how you want the intergrated app to look and work and then see how you can use the resources you have (source etc) to achieve that. If integrating requires a lot of changes to one (or both) that will be less work in the long term than botching them together and then trying to keep that botch maintained and updated.

    (BTW there's nothing android-specific in anything I've said here: I'm treating this as a general software problem).
     
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  6. Diane_DM

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    will you be able to tell me how can i share my app as sdk to integrate into an existing app.
     
  7. Hadron

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    Not really, as I don't understand the question. You have all of the resources to build the app (as it's your app), so you can just share them with whoever you want. How you do that is up to you: put them all in a tarball and email them, or post a link to a file sharing service, or if you use something like github give the other person access to that. Whatever works best for the two of you.
     
  8. Diane_DM

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    i read that we can integrate 2 apps by the following ways
    Upload the source code of App2 in cloud and share the url as sdk .
    So if i want to integrate the App2 in App 1 i can add the URL in gradle file of App 2 and the source code will be automatically downloaded
     
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