Building an Android app

To create a mobile app from a Pega Platform-based web application, so that your users can install it on their Android devices, navigate to the Channels and interfaces form in Dev Studio.

Before you begin: Make sure that you have configured the Pega Platform settings required to build an app.
  1. Navigate to the Build tab of the mobile channel interface.
  2. In the Platforms section, click the Android switch to turn it on.
  3. Set up a certificate set for the app:
    • If a certificate set does not exist, create a certificate set.
    • If the certificate set exists, in the Certificate set list, select an existing certificate set. To display the list, you might have to click Modify build.
  4. Optional: Specify versioning and debugging options by expanding the Advanced section within the Android section:
  5. Optional: Set up password enforcement, set up an alternative server URL, and select a portal by expanding the Advanced section below the App branding section:
  6. Click Build now.
Result: The files are sent to the build server and are used to build the .apk file for the Android app.