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Android Studio Cookbook

By : Mike van Drongelen
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Android Studio Cookbook

By: Mike van Drongelen

Overview of this book

This book starts with an introduction of Android Studio and why you should use this IDE rather than Eclipse. Moving ahead, it teaches you to build a simple app that requires no backend setup but uses Google Cloud or Parse instead. After that, you will learn how to create an Android app that can send and receive text and images using Google Cloud or Parse as a backend. It explains the concepts of Material design and how to apply them to an Android app. Also, it shows you how to build an app that runs on an Android wear device. Later, it explains how to build an app that takes advantage of the latest Android SDK while still supporting older Android versions. It also demonstrates how the performance of an app can be improved and how memory management tools that come with the Android Studio IDE can help you achieve this. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop high quality apps with a minimum amount of effort using the Android Studio IDE.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Android Studio Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 10. Beta Testing Your Apps

You did everything you could do to ensure the quality and performance of your app. Now it is time to ship your app to your beta users to see what they think of it.


Before shipping your app, you should have a look at Crashlytics first. You can find it at

Crashlytics can provide you with real-time crash reporting information not only during your beta tests, but also after releasing your app on the Play Store. Sooner or later, your app runs on a device that you have not tested your app on and it crashes on it. Crashlytics can help you find the cause for this.

Just download their SDK, add a few lines of code to your app, and you are good to go.

Distribute your app and get it tested before revealing your app to a large audience by publishing it on the Play Store. Learn from their feedback and improve your app.

At last, you can put this logo on your website:

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Build variants

  • Runtime permissions

  • Play...