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Create Icon for APK

Post by guylouis » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi all,

I am on a Mac. No problem to create and use my Android application for development.

Now, I tried to create my Android application in order to publish it.

First, I created a personal key with key tool (./keytool -genkey -v -keystore /Users/moi/Documents/MyKey -alias TicTacToe -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000
): no problem, the MyKey file was created without errors.

Now, in the standalone application settings, I checked "Sign with my key" and showed my key.

I added an icon which was a 128x128 png.

It asks "Please provide the keystone alias to use" and "Please provide the keystone password" and the APK was created with "Standalone application saved sucessfully"

I zipaligned the APK.

When I tried to import this APK on the PlayStore, it says:

Veuillez ajouter une icône à votre APK
Please add an icon to your APK

How do I continue?

Thanks

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by jacque » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:21 am

128x128 is a nonstandard size. I usually use 96x96 and I haven't had any trouble. Other standard sizes are 144x144, 192x192 and 512x512. I haven't tried those but they might work too. The 96 pixel icon resizes automatically on all devices and seems to look okay to me.
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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by guylouis » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks Jacqueline,

Now, no error message about the icon (96x96)...

All is fine now, except that I must enter my phone number. It says that the format is incorrect. What's the syntax? I am from Belgium and I tried 32xxxyyyyyy.

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by jacque » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:02 am

Where does it require a phone number? I don't remember needing to enter that.
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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by SparkOut » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:01 am

Forum regulars are not likely to abuse the number but harvesters might add you to a phonespammer database. I would suggest you remove your personal information above.

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by bogs » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:06 am

I agree with SparkOut, I'd remove the personal phone number.
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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by guylouis » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:05 pm

Sorry for the phone number.

When I create my application, I must fill many fields. My language is French. I will translate them in English.

- Title
- Short description
- Full description
- Icons
- Application type
- Category
- Contents classification
- Coordinates
Web site
Mail
-> Phone

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by jacque » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:19 pm

I see, you are entering info for the Play Store. I thought you meant the keystore. I'm not sure what format they require, I think you need to write to Google support. Is the phone number required? Maybe you can just leave it empty.
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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by guylouis » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:58 pm

Yes the phone number is required. It refuses to leave it empty.

Nobody of you had entered this phone number?

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by jacque » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:26 pm

guylouis wrote:Nobody of you had entered this phone number?
I don't remember, the last app I put on the Play Store was a long time ago. All the others have been for clients and distributed privately. But I am in the US and the format of the phone number would be one that Google accepts. I don't know what they require for non-US phone numbers, but there must be a way because they have developers from all over the world.
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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by dave.kilroy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:27 pm

@guylouis - there have indeed be quite a few changes in Google Play recently - try entering your phone number with a leading "+" before your country code
"...this is not the code you are looking for..."

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by guylouis » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:54 am

I tried all combinations...

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by dave.kilroy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:31 am

weird - I've just amended a phone number in Google Play with this format: [+11][2222][333333]

Where [+11] is the country code, [2222] is the area code, and [333333] is the actual phone number - if that doesn't work then contract Google Play
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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by guylouis » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:18 pm

Thanks. But it remains incorrect. I will try the support.

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Re: Create Icon for APK

Post by guylouis » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:01 am

All is fine now. My application is on the Play Store.

Thanks all for the help.

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