android: test app on a real device

By : Yang
Source: Stackoverflow.com
Question!

My client wants to dogfood my android app. They don't have eclipse and don't want to install it. Is there a more convenient way to send my apk to them? Can I send it via email and let them open the attachment in mobile device? Will it start installing itself automatically?

By : Yang


Answers

this post is old but i think i should just add this: use hockey app: http://hockeyapp.net/ its a great platform for managing tests and versions.



Using the default google mail application on an android phone you have the option to preview attached files, however no option to save them. Attempting to preview the attatched apk file will launch the package installer but it will fail with "There is a problem parsing the package".

Tested on my phone with android 1.5 (the apk will install if transfered via usb)



I always used this app. Worked flawlessly every time.

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