Releasing a Phonegap app to Google Play Store

Of late I have been delving into phonegap apps. After building the debug apk file using command line tool cordova build android, I always forget the steps to build the release apk file which can be uploaded in Google Play store. So I decided to write the steps in my blog for future reference. Here are the steps in a nut-shell :-

1) phonegap build android

2) cd platforms/android

3) export ANDROID_HOME = [path to android sdk]

4) ant release

5) cd bin

The release apk file is located inside the bin folder. This can uploaded to Google Play Store.

Please note that for upgrading a published app, you need to change the version in config.xml file of your cordova app.

Hope this post helps someone.







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