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Developer Shows How to Combine Phone & Tablet Versions of Apps in a Single .APK



Write once, run anywhere is an idea that every developer loves, and they won’t hesitate to jump on an opportunity to learn about how they can minimize the overhead of having to port applications for specific devices or having to adapt their applications for the big screen. One developer named Al Sutton – who spoke at DroidCon UK this year – has taken time out to show folks how they can combine the phone and tablet version of the same application into a .APK file. This sounds like it’ll come in extremely handy whenever the newer Android tablets make their way onto the market and Google updates the market to highlight tablet-specific offerings. The tutorial and example in full can be had over at his blog, if you’ve been looking for such a guide. [via Android Community]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. That’s good thinking, but it seems Honeycomb will be solving a lot of the issue natively.

  2. Very good, Android marches on and continues to rock.

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