Android :: Distributing An App Packaged With Just Emulator

Apr 22, 2009

I was wondering if anyone has ever been able to distribute their app in a bundle with an emulator?

The reason I want to do this is that I have some friends who don't have android phones, but I'd like them to be able to play with my app so that they can give me feedback. I've previously sent them screen casts, but I'd really like them to be able to get interactive with the app.

Now I could ask them to get all installed with the whole android framework, eclipse etc,. but some of them are not so technical. Ideally what I'd like to be able to do is create a package that is the android emulator with my app and perhaps 1 or 2 other related apps pre- installed, so that they can download it, open it and run it interactively on their computers?

Has anyone ever tried this?

So far I found that I can run the emulator standalone, and I assume I could probably send them just that and it would run. However the adb tool is needed to install apps. I could send them that too, and ask the to run an 'adb install myapp.apk' from the command line, but at the moment I can't even seem to do that myself.

Running the emulator standalone, the adb tool can't seem to see it:

samuel-josephs-computer-2:tools samueljoseph$ sudo ./adb devices List of devices attached

I just get no list of devices ...

I have previously used the adb tool to install apk files, but that is after I had started the emulator from eclipse - of course even then I always have to restart eclipse and the emulator two or three times before I can get the connection (I am on OSX 10.5.6., eclipse 3.4.1) ...

Android :: distributing an app packaged with just emulator


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