Friday, November 13, 2015

New APK Studio Version (d49d3de), Native Installers For Windows & Linux


I have been trying real hard to keep the APK Studio project active. Solving issues, adding missing features as soon I notice.

I am excited to announce new beta release, i.e., d49d3de available for download.

With this release, now you get a couple Toolbars, one at bottom & one at left. These toolbars have icons which allow you toggle visible/invisible views (Project, Console etc.). Also as an enhancement to build process, APK Studio's versioning now uses Git tags.

In result to which APK Studio now looks more like a professional IDE (which it may become someday).

One more of the few good things that have happened in the while is I have been able to get a free license for InstallBuilder donated by BitRock. Tried & tested, it is way too powerful program for creating native, cross platform installers for any kind of application and barely adds anything noticeable to final package size. Thanks to the software, I am able to produce all-in-one installers for APK Studio to be run on Linux x86/x86_64 & Windows.

These installers automatically install APK Studio along with vendor binaries, add Desktop/Start Menu shortcuts, create Uninstaller & more.

You can download the Linux (x86 & x86_64) installer from this and this link, Windows installer from this link. Source code for this release is available here.

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