Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Oracle JET Hybrid Mobile Application on Google Play

Oracle JET Hybrid mobile application can be published to Google Play and installed on Android device. We have tested this process from beginning to the end. Of course JET Hybrid mobile app can be published on Apple Store too, but we are using Google Plain and Android for now.

Where to get started if you want to publish your own Oracle JET Hybrid (open source and free to use) mobile app? First of all you need to build APK (if building for Android) file in release mode. Read about it in my previous post - How To Package JET Hybrid Mobile Application for Release (Android Platform).

Search for JellyHouse in Google Play to install and test our JET app:

You can use demo data account redsam/welcome1 to login and check how JET runs on your Android mobile:

Let's walk through the main steps about how to upload and publish JET APK file in Google Play. First of all you need to login into Google Play Developer console and pay license fee 25 USD (if you are publishing first time). Second, prepare APK file compiled in release mode (read above how to do it). APK file typically is located in hybrid folder, build/outputs directory:

In Google Play Developer console create new application - press Create Application button:

Before you could publish APK to Google Play, you will be asked to complete various forms with information about the app, content rating and upload application graphics:

APK file is uploaded under Release Management -> Artifact library:

To verify upload, click on show details icon and you should see additional information for uploaded APK:

There are options to manage test releases. But you could opt out directly for production - this is what I did. Press publish button and wait about 30 - 60 minutes. Status should be changed to published:

Once published, search for your app in Google Play. Google Play for JellyHouse app:

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