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Pro Android 3 by Sayed Y. Hashimi, Dave MacLean, Satya Komatineni

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Chapter 28. Deploying Your Application: Android Market and Beyond

Creating a great application that people will love is one thing, but you also need an easy way for people to find and download it. Google created Android Market for this purpose. From an icon right on the device, users can click straight into the Market to browse, search, review, and download applications. Users can also access Android Market over the Internet to do those same things, although the downloading is not to the computer but rather is sent to the user's device. Many applications are free; for those that are not, the Market provides payment mechanisms for easy purchasing.

The Market is even accessible from intents inside of applications, making it easy for applications ...

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