Distribute an Android app

As an open platform, Androidâ„¢ allows you to distribute apps via email, Web site, or (most commonly) the Google Play Store.

Before you begin You must have created an Android app package.

Genero mobile apps for Android are distributed as AAB or APK packages, like any other Android app.
  • AAB packages can by published on the Google Play Store. To install the app from an AAB package onto your development device or emulator, you need the bundletool utility.
  • APK packages (the former package format) can installed onto your development device or emulator. APK packages cannot be uploaded to the Google Play Store.

For details on creating an Android package, see Creating a package and Packaging for a mobile device.

For more details about the Android distribution options, see Open Distribution on the Android developer web site.