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Producing an Android Build

Moropo supports running tests on Android using a .apk build file.
Please note:
  • Play Store Android App Bundles (.aab) files are not supported - you must upload a .apk file
  • Your .apk should be compatible with x86_64 architecture

Which build type should I use?

You can use a Debug or Release build set to use any backend environment.
Many Moropo users configure different test setups for different build types. For example:
  • a Debug build using your Dev Environment that runs a regression suite on each pull request for a single device
  • a Release build using your Staging Environment that runs a full test suite before each production release across a wide range of devices

Using Gradle to produce a .apk

If you're comfortable with the terminal and have a natively-built Android app, you can use Gradle to produce your build file:
To produce a debug build, run ./gradlew assembleDebug in your terminal.
To produce a release build, run ./gradlew assembleRelease in your terminal.
The .apk will be exported to your configured output directory, typically: ~/build/outputs/apk/

Using Android Studio to produce a .apk

  1. 1.
    Launch Android Studio
  2. 2.
    Open your project
  3. 3.
    Click on the Build menu in the top bar, then select Build Bundle(s) / APK(s), then Build APK(s).
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  4. 4.
    Wait for your build to complete.
  5. 5.
    Press the locate button on the notification (bottom right) to open your file system and access the .apk

[React Native] Using Expo EAS to produce a .apk

If your app is built using React Native, you can use Expo Application Services to build your app.
Ensure your eas.config includes the correct setting:
{
"build": {
"myProfile": {
"android": {
"buildType": "apk"
}
}
}
}
Note: EAS allows a .apk to be produced using various config options; read the official docs.
Run EAS via your terminal to trigger the build:
eas build -p android --profile myProfile

Using Flutter to produce a .apk

If your app is built using Flutter, you can use the flutter command line inside your terminal.
To produce a Debug build, run flutter build apk --debug.
To produce a Release build, run flutter build apk.
Your .apk will appear in the ./build/app/outputs/ folder.
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