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Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps by Mark Sherman, Derek Walter

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Downloading Directly to a Computer

To create an APK from your app, go to the Build menu (see Figure 12.4) and select App (Save .apk to My Computer).

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Figure 12.4 Select the option to download the APK directly to your computer.

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The build process usually takes less than 30 seconds, but it can take up to a few minutes if the build servers are busy. The build servers are different than the primary App Inventor web servers: there are a finite number of them, and they are shared among all App Inventor users.

App Inventor then downloads the file to your computer. Depending on your browser settings, either the file downloads to a preset location ...

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