How to install my app and keep an icon from showing up in the application tray

by TreKing » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 01:57:58 GMT

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 Yeah, I was wondering why you would not want it to show in the launcher.

The user will know they downloaded and installed it correctly simply by
downloading it from the Market, no?
And if you explain clearly in your description how this system works they
should know to go to the main app and unlock the features from there, no?
You could always register a broadcast receiver in your main free app to
detect when the paid upgrade app is installed and show a message from there.
I think, I haven't done much with receivers.

And no, I don't think you can remove the icon from the launcher in code,
though I could be wrong.

TreKing - Chicago transit tracking app for Android-powered devices 


How to install my app and keep an icon from showing up in the application tray

by Dianne Hackborn » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 02:03:57 GMT

 Make your activity have the MAIN action and INFO category (instead of
LAUNCHER).  Then the user can launch it from market, and you can tell the
user what you are, but it will not show up in all apps.


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