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Android Studio Cookbook by Mike van Drongelen

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Build variants

Android Studio supports different configurations for your app. For example, your app might use different API endpoints for debugging. For this purpose, we will use build types.

In addition to this, you may have different versions of your app. A single project can have multiple customized versions of the app. If these changes are minimal and, for example, just change the look of an app in case it is a white label solution using a flavor is the way to go.

A build variant is the combination of a build type and a particular flavor. The upcoming recipe will demonstrate how to use these.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you just need a recent copy of Android Studio.

How to do it...

We will build a simple messaging app that uses different build ...

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