Generating installation packages
Convert your application into an app that users can install on their mobile devices. You can generate both Android and iOS apps, which helps you meet the needs of a wide array of mobile users.
Open your mobile channel:
In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Channels.
In the Current channel interfaces section, click the tile that represents a mobile channel for your app.
In the mobile preview on the right side of the screen, select the operating system for your app:
- To generate an Android app, click the Build Android app button.
- To generate an iOS app, click the Build iOS app button.
To keep your software up-to-date, rebuild the app after every configuration change. You can follow the status of your app on the icons next to the operating system buttons:
- Check mark
- The build is up-to-date.
- Refresh icon
- The build does not include the latest changes.
- Clock icon
- The build is in progress.
- Warning icon
- The previous build has failed.
In the Certificate set list, select the certificate set for your app.
To select which events appear in the log, in the Logging level list, configure the log settings:
- To turn off logging, select Silent.
- To receive logs about serious errors, select Error.
- To receive logs about events that might have negative consequences, select Warning.
- To receive logs about run-time events, select Info.
- To receive logs about all events for debugging, select Debug.
To enable debugging for Android apps, select the Enable debugging check box.
To assign a specific version number to your app, select the Set explicit build version check box, and then enter the exact version and build of the app.
By default, the first app build is marked as version
0.0.1, and the final number increments by one with every rebuild. By entering an explicit build version, you override this setting.
Click Build app.
- Creating an Android certificate set
To build a mobile app for the Android platform, you must create a certificate set in App Studio. In order for the mobile app to use push notifications, you must also enable them in the app.
- Creating an iOS certificate set
To build a mobile app for the iOS platform, you must create a certificate set in the App Studio .