Publishing App Inventor in the Market

The cat is out of the bag. There’s  a primer out on how to publish an App Inventor app in the Android market, via androidworld.it. It takes some work using the Java SDK and some command-line tools but it doesn’t look to awful.

The cat being out of the bag is big news and could help with the next step– one-click publishing directly from App Inventor.

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10 Responses

  1. When i’m compiling the folder back to an .apk file then a NullPointer Exception Error. Why?

    Thanks 🙂

  2. When i’m compiling the folder back to an apk i get this error:
    C:\Documents and Settings\TBK>apktool b bpp
    I: Checking whether sources has changed…
    I: Smaling…
    Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NullPointerException
    at org.jf.util.PathUtil.getRelativeFile(Unknown Source)
    at org.jf.smali.smaliFlexLexer.getSourceName(Unknown Source)
    at org.jf.smali.smaliFlexLexer.getErrorHeader(Unknown Source)
    at org.jf.smali.smaliFlexLexer.nextToken(Unknown Source)
    at org.antlr.runtime.CommonTokenStream.fillBuffer(Unknown Source)
    at org.antlr.runtime.CommonTokenStream.LT(Unknown Source)
    at org.jf.smali.smaliParser.smali_file(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.mod.SmaliMod.assembleSmaliFile(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.src.DexFileBuilder.addSmaliFile(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.src.DexFileBuilder.addSmaliFile(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.src.SmaliBuilder.buildFile(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.src.SmaliBuilder.build(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.src.SmaliBuilder.build(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.buildSourcesSmali(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.buildSources(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.build(Unknown Source)
    at brut.androlib.Androlib.build(Unknown Source)
    at brut.apktool.Main.cmdBuild(Unknown Source)
    at brut.apktool.Main.main(Unknown Source)

    Why?

    Thanks?

  3. Was wondering if you could tell me how to use the clock function to calculate work hours? I can get the hour and min seperate but not together? any suggestions would be helpfull

  4. one o the guys at the app inventor forums has released into the wild, an app marketizer that automates alot of these steps in windows, check out his video here

  5. All – Regarding publishing to the Market, FYI, there is a really nice desktop tool that can take an app created with App Inventor and package it for Google Android Market. The tool is called “AppToMarket” and it can be found at… http://amerkashi.wordpress.com/ …and it works really nice, including having a feature for “install to SD” which is essential IMHO. Very nice. HTH. Thank you. – Mark Kamoski

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