App name display in launcher

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Lloyd Murphy

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Feb 25, 2014, 7:29:32 PM2/25/14
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I am trying to have the app name displayed with spaces under the icon on the launcher page.  Entering App name on tab 2 sets the name displayed in the app store only. I have tried making changes in the manifest but get compile errors. I have tried file names with spaces, but the spaces get replaced with underlines again somewhere along the way.

Could someone please point me in the right direction?

The icons at the top are a sampling of what I would like to do.  The icons at the bottom are what I'm trying to fix.




Lloyd Murphy

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Feb 25, 2014, 7:48:01 PM2/25/14
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I thought i had sample attached. Hopefully it is here.



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Lloyd Murphy

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Feb 26, 2014, 4:03:48 PM2/26/14
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OK, Found the answer from an earlier post. Thanks Bryan, this was perfect. 

Also, I believe app must be uninstalled before re-loading with this change.  Up-dating does not apply this change, it needs a fresh install.

Bryan de Valdivia
1/26/13
ok, here's the fix:

1. Find the following line in the manifest:
<application android:icon="@drawable/ya"  android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar" android:label="YourAPK_NAME" android:debuggable="false">

2. Find "YourAPK_NAME" in that line, and change it to the name that you want your app to appear under, for example: "My App"

That's it.  Apparently, in version 3.1. the "App Name" that we type into the box is not being plugged into the manifest and instead the original apk name is being written under 'android:label='

Fortunately, since we have access to the manifest, this is easily corrected.

Best,
Bryan

Taifun

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Feb 26, 2014, 4:50:49 PM2/26/14
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or just use AppToMarket and change the App Name there...
Taifun

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Taifun

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Feb 26, 2014, 4:52:18 PM2/26/14
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sorry, I just realize, that you tried this...
probably Hossein has an idea why this does not work for you?
Taifun

Lloyd Murphy

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Feb 27, 2014, 5:33:41 PM2/27/14
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I'm up and working now.  I think that the part about clean install was hanging me up for awhile.

I'm now struggling with signing an already published app with AI2 keystore, but am confident that I'll figure it out in a day or two.


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