This guide describes how to deploy V-Play games & apps to Android mobile devices.
You can test your code on Android without any additional installation, using the V-Play Live Scripting app. Download the app on Android0 or iOS and connect it to your V-Play Live Server. You can find more info here.
The V-Play installer only installs the packages for your desktop system initially. You can add other packages via the Maintenance Tool. The Maintenance Tool is located at the installation directory of your V-Play SDK. The executable is called SDKMaintenanceTool.
Run this application and select
Add or remove components and then choose the platforms you want to add.
With V-Play you can deploy your games to Android devices and tablets right from the V-Play IDE, Qt Creator.
V-Play 2 supports deployment to Android v4.1 (API level 16) or later with architectures armv7a & x86.
This guide assumes that you already have the JDK (Java Development Kit) installed. If you don't have the JDK installed yet, you can download it here. On Linux, you can also use OpenJDK.
Download the SDK Tools for your operating system from one of the following links:
Extract the SDK Tools to a folder of your choice. The folder path should not contain any white spaces. Recommended paths are
C:\Development\Android-SDK (Windows) or
Linux). Please remember this folder, as we will need it later.
Download the Android NDK (Native Development Kit) for your operating system from one of the following links:
Extract the NDK to a folder of your choice. The folder path should not contain any white spaces. Recommended paths are
C:\Development\Android-NDK (Windows) or
Linux). Please remember this folder too, as we will need it later.
Remember the folder where you installed the Android SDK in the previous steps? Good. Open it, and navigate to the tools folder. Now, double-click the "android" icon. A new Window will show up, in which you should select at least the following components:
After you selected the required components, click "Install Packages" and proceed with the installation. The download might take a while.
When the download has finished, start Qt Creator. Open the Qt Creator Preferences, click "Devices" and select the "Android" tab. Now, set the locations of your JDK, Android SDK and Android NDK folders. Click "OK" when you're done.
Please also make sure that your Qt Creator configuration uses the Gradle Build System.
Congratulations, you successfully set up the Android SDK on your computer! Continue with the next section to learn how to deploy your app or game to your device.
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After you tested your game on real device(s), you can continue and publish your game in the app stores. See Publishing V-Play Games & Apps how to do this.
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