How to deploy *.APK files / Applications - not via USB

by simonc » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 01:32:47 GMT

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Is it possible to store my APK file on the phone / SD card and run it
from there? and how would I go about doing that?

I'm not using a standard Android handset - I'm using a HTC Vogue with
Android installed over the top (followed these instructions 

The build I have doesn't have USB support and the only links I can
find to running an Android app is via this method.

Alternately is there a testing portion to the android market where
only I can have access?

I'm really lost on how to get my application onto my phone - it runs
fine in the emulators.

Cheers in advance,


How to deploy *.APK files / Applications - not via USB

by Mark Murphy » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 01:40:57 GMT


I think there are some "explorer" type apps available that browse
through the SD card and will install APKs if you choose them.
Unfortunately, I don't know any by name. Assuming your device has WiFi,
you would need to be able to download the APK off of a Web site that is
properly configured vis a vis MIME type, in which case the APK will install.

Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy) 
_The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development_ Version 2.0 Available!


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