AppToMarket v4.0 released

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M. Hossein Amerkashi

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Feb 1, 2014, 9:22:04 AM2/1/14
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AppToMarket 4.0 released. 

What's new:
Previous version had an issue for properly decompiling the .apk IF one had dropped in the AdMob or Amazon Ad component. 
If you are not using Ai2LiveComplete and don't have those extended components, you will still be okay with v3.2 and you can still use v3.2 HERE

v4.0 Download location:
Google has decided to switch everyone from Google Code to Google Drive. Google does not allow upload of files to Google Code anymore. As result, the download location for v4.0 is in Google Drive below.


-Hossein.

Sid Sabir

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Feb 18, 2014, 6:59:17 PM2/18/14
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Hi

I have been working on AI2 fr a few months now and getting to grips with a few things. I have a newb type question.If I strat using AILive are my files all compatible. if I download Live does this mean you no longer use AI2 or is it an extension??? Basically are they compatible or does it mean using AILive you no longer use MIT AI2?????

Q2 - Are the Live blocks still like AI2 as I  have seen AI1 they were different looking and I have just learned some of the ways and blocks which are familiar to me now.

Last Q / Q3 what are the standalone versions?

I must be a bit lazy sorry I am pressed for time so have not done my forum spotting yet for the answers. 

M. Hossein Amerkashi

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Feb 18, 2014, 7:07:16 PM2/18/14
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AiLiveComplete is an extension of MIT AI
There are 2 flavor of it:
Online:
Ai1LiveComplete - this is like the MIT AI1 classic
Ai2LiveComplete - this is like the MIT AI2 browser based

Offline:
Same as online, but with only couple of extensions

Blocks are all the same, but the extension has somewhat more components / blocks



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Sid Sabir

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Feb 18, 2014, 7:36:14 PM2/18/14
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Thanks Cleared most things up.
 
One day I wish to have an app on Google Play and I have heard some say they have had issues getting it issued on Play and app not working on most screen types. One good feature is your Add banners looks too easy. Now before I pay and use Live does Live package the app to be coded automatically to the setting to adapt to different screens like App to Market. Or will I still need to use Live and then App to Market???

M. Hossein Amerkashi

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Feb 18, 2014, 7:47:39 PM2/18/14
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You don't really need AppToMarket unless you want to set specific settings.
You can view some of the features on YouTube here: http://YouTube.com/kkashi01

-Hossein.


On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Sid Sabir <sasa...@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks Cleared most things up.
 
One day I wish to have an app on Google Play and I have heard some say they have had issues getting it issued on Play and app not working on most screen types. One good feature is your Add banners looks too easy. Now before I pay and use Live does Live package the app to be coded automatically to the setting to adapt to different screens like App to Market. Or will I still need to use Live and then App to Market???

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Sharp Gate

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Apr 8, 2014, 3:02:24 PM4/8/14
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HI,

With Ai2LiveComplete  will I need ApptoMarket at all?
If not, how do I prepare the build for Google Play from Ai2LiveComplete?

Thanks

M. Hossein Amerkashi

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Apr 8, 2014, 3:35:14 PM4/8/14
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AppToMarket is no longer needed IF you don't want to update specific settings. Your AI app is already publishable to store. Older versions of AI were not publishable.

IF you are using the full version of AiLiveComplete AND are using such features as AdMob and want to make specific settings using AppToMarket, then you'll need AppToMarket v4.0


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J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 14, 2014, 10:28:27 AM4/14/14
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Hi, I have a BIG problem with my manifest file. I made an app in App Inventor (Gary V1.47) and I have put into android: xlargeScreens = "true" for tablets in the manifest file. BUT Google Play does not accept my app until I fix the following errors ... How do I do this in App Inventor '. I suspect there are one or more lines I have to add in AndroidManifest? My app is designed so that all images are scalable? Please, is there anyone who encountered the same problem? And can help me?

4th Use Icons and other assets That are designed for tablet screens
To ENSURE your app looks its best, providesprofessional icons and other bitmap assets for each density in the range Commonly supported by tablets. Specifically, You should design your icons for the action bar, notifications, and launcher According To the Iconography guidelines and providesprofessional them in multiple densities, so They Appear at the Appropriate size on all the screens without blurring or other scaling artifacts.

M. Hossein Amerkashi

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Apr 14, 2014, 10:52:00 AM4/14/14
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Just set the minSdk to 3 with no targetSdk and then get rid of xlargeScreen tags. This will enable the compatibility feature and will resize authomatically for tablets.

-Hossein.



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J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 14, 2014, 4:10:13 PM4/14/14
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Apptomarket is a very good program, and I like it a lot. But now that Google Play has changed a lot in order to publish their apps for the 7 "and 10" tablet.

It will not work anymore to use App Inventor to make apps for "large screens", they will only work on mobile phones.
It is no longer
enough with adding android: xlargeScreens = "true" ...

So I wonder if there are any plans to update AppToMarket. with such a function ... "Fit for 7" and "adapt for 10"?

I Hope there is many more than me who is willing to make a donation, if this fantastic program will work to make 7" and 10" appinventor apps

downloadable in Google Play :)

/ J Martin (Sweden)

J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 14, 2014, 4:11:00 PM4/14/14
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Apptomarket is a very good program, and I like it a lot. But now that Google Play has changed a lot in order to publish their apps for the 7 "and 10" tablet.

It will not work anymore to use App Inventor to make apps for "large screens", they will only work on mobile phones.
It is no longer
enough with adding android: xlargeScreens = "true" ...

So I wonder if there are any plans to update AppToMarket. with such a function ... "Fit for 7" and "adapt for 10"?

I Hope there is many more than me who is willing to make a donation, if this fantastic program will work to make 7" and 10" appinventor apps

downloadable in Google Play :)

/ J Martin (Sweden)


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J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 15, 2014, 12:21:16 PM4/15/14
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Did anyone solve the App Inventor Tablet "support" vs Google Play? AppToMarket fix the two first errors, but not the last one with drawable assets. Do anyone know how to "include" drawable assets in a App Inventor APK, so it works for Tablet on Google Play? (See the yellow marking on the picture) :)
tabletscreen.png

JMAppar

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Apr 15, 2014, 12:33:03 PM4/15/14
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Hello :)
Thanks for your replay. I have try to set the minSdk to 3 with no targetSdk and then get rid of xlargeScreen tags.. But Google Play still not accept my APK in the Google Play store to support tablets... For now the apps only is available for Phone.

I think the solution is a combination of changing in the manifestfile and assets in the drawable folder...

If there is a way to make a automation in your AppToMarket (love that program) that make "drawable assets folders" in to the apk (copy from the AI asset folder), that would be great. In Eclipse you make all this folder then you programming, but that is not possible in app inventor...Infogad bild 2

J Martin :)

Peep Prants

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Apr 15, 2014, 1:05:19 PM4/15/14
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Why you think MinSDK=3 is good solution?
If I remember then Google make special Tablet version (Android 3.0) and tihis SDK is 11!

J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 16, 2014, 10:44:02 AM4/16/14
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Ok ...
Here's what I think we have to solve in order to make apps work on tablets downloadable on Google Play

In [ RES ] folder , there must be a folder for each resolution [ drawable - xxhdpi ], [ drawable - hdpi ] and so on, in these folders , all image in every folder .

Adding in Androidmanifestfilen :
<uses-sdk android:targetSdkVersion="0" android:minSdkVersion="11"/>
and
<supports-screens android:anyDensity="true" android:xlargeScreens="true" android:largeScreens="true" android:normalScreens="true" android:smallScreens="true" android:resizeable="false"/>

Now comes the hard part ... It seems that when you load up on Google Play so it also check in [ Meta -INF ] folder ...
In the file CERT.SF and MANIFEST.MF if all objects have a SHA1 Digest

Example ...
Name: res / drawable - xxhdpi / mypicture.png
SHA1 Digest: 9Yw/eYTvflwA27JfdF5y9VYmPdM =

I do not know if I'm right , but maybe this is a good start ?

I've tried adding a [ drawable - xxhdpi ] folder in the asset before I make the APK, and that they it get a SHA-1 ID .

Name: Asset / drawable - xxhdpi / mypicture.png
SHA1 Digest: 9Yw/eYTvflwA27JfdF5y9VYmPdM =

I think that the folder MUST be under [ RES ] folder with the correct SHA1 ID to GoogelPlay must accept app


anyone more who working with this?

J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 16, 2014, 10:45:28 AM4/16/14
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J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 16, 2014, 12:01:58 PM4/16/14
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Maybe this could be something to look on? It looks like they got all the drawable folders correct...

http://code.google.com/p/appinventor-java-translation/

J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 16, 2014, 1:24:57 PM4/16/14
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Here is one more link, it looks like they could decompile the APK add Drawable folders and sign it again?
Anyone how know how this program works?

http://tweaksparadise.com/download/xavierjohn22/index.php?action=list&folder=2100

/ J Martin

J Martin Grännsjö

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Apr 20, 2014, 8:10:02 AM4/20/14
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Still try to find a way to support tablet with App inventor apps...
Maybe this is a way to go, with alias, and make a XML thats pointing to the assets folder?

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/providing-resources.html#AliasResources

http://wiresareobsolete.com/wordpress/2012/11/multi-screen-resource-selection/

http://evendanan.net/2011/03/Android-resources-and-device-fragmentation/

/ J Martin :)

RobNCD

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May 8, 2014, 4:38:37 PM5/8/14
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You dont need to do all that.  Just exclude the functions in your manifest that tablets might not use.

Here is an example.

<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.wifi" android:required="false" />
  <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.location" android:required="false" />
  <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.location.network" android:required="false" />
  <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.location.gps" android:required="false" />
  <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.touchscreen" android:required="false"/>
  <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="9" />
  <supports-screens android:smallScreens="true" android:normalScreens="true" android:largeScreens="true" android:xlargeScreens="true" android:anyDensity="false" />
  <application android:debuggable="false"

This took care of all my tablet submission needs. 

zak

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May 25, 2014, 8:35:16 PM5/25/14
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Can I exclude the functions with AppToMarket?

M. Hossein Amerkashi

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May 25, 2014, 9:17:32 PM5/25/14
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No.  You can't.

Hossein.
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Venkatramana PC

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Jun 9, 2014, 4:38:44 AM6/9/14
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I have uploaded a free app using apptomarket v4.0. Now I want to upload an update, but I forgot my password/alias to keystore. What can I do?

M. Hossein Amerkashi

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You won't be able to publish new version of the app UNLESS you use same keystore with the same password/alias.
If forgotten, no way that we can help you.


Venkatramana PC

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I tried to unpublish the app and upload the updated one with different keystore, but there is an error which shows You need to use a different package name because ......... already exists in Google Play. Can I change the package name?

M. Hossein Amerkashi

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Jun 9, 2014, 11:08:52 AM6/9/14
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In AI, do SaveAs on your app. That will change the package name.


Taifun

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Jun 9, 2014, 11:09:34 AM6/9/14
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changing the package name means to change the project name in App Inventor
then you have to upload the app as new app into Google Play
Taifun

Venkatramana PC

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Changed the project name by using "save as" but that project is not loading.  Please help.

Regards,
Venkat.

Venkatramana PC

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Jun 10, 2014, 10:59:25 AM6/10/14
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Got it, As Taifun explained somewhere, downloaded the file, renamed and uploaded it again.

Thanks and regards, Venkat.

Mỹ Linh

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Jun 22, 2014, 10:41:33 AM6/22/14
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Vào 21:22:04 UTC+7 Thứ bảy, ngày 01 tháng hai năm 2014, M. Hossein Amerkashi đã viết:
AppToMarket 4.0 released. 

What's new:
Previous version had an issue for properly decompiling the .apk IF one had dropped in the AdMob or Amazon Ad component. 
If you are not using Ai2LiveComplete and don't have those extended components, you will still be okay with v3.2 and you can still use v3.2 HERE

v4.0 Download location:
Google has decided to switch everyone from Google Code to Google Drive. Google does not allow upload of files to Google Code anymore. As result, the download location for v4.0 is in Google Drive below.


-Hossein.

 
Hi Hossein, 
but not relevant to my question ApptoMarket v3.2 error when click button (3): Create new apk file, it appears the error message: "ERROR: The new. APK was not generated due to errors." Can you help me solve this error ?
Look forward to a little help from you.

Thank and Best regard

 

Taifun

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Jun 22, 2014, 11:04:17 AM6/22/14
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probably it would help, if you provide the error messages from the History window?
Taifun

John H

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Jun 22, 2014, 11:33:25 AM6/22/14
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Vào 22:04:17 UTC+7 Chủ nhật, ngày 22 tháng sáu năm 2014, Taifun đã viết:
probably it would help, if you provide the error messages from the History window?
Taifun


Anyone help me, please ! 

Taifun

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Jun 22, 2014, 12:00:00 PM6/22/14
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probably a problem with the special characters in the app name?
try again without changing the app name...
Taifun

John H

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Vào 23:00:00 UTC+7 Chủ nhật, ngày 22 tháng sáu năm 2014, Taifun đã viết:
probably a problem with the special characters in the app name?
try again without changing the app name...
Taifun

Thank you for your support,Taifun

 But I have tried many times and still show the message: " ERROR: The new. APK was not generated due to errors." Even in version 4.0.




Taifun

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Jun 22, 2014, 12:22:23 PM6/22/14
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does it work with another very simple project?
Taifun

John H

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