Set up Jasonette android


Step 1. DOWNLOAD AND UNZIP

Jasonette itself is a pre-built app.
All you need to do is download Jasonette and build with Android Studio.

Download Jasonette-Android


Step 2. LAUNCH ANDROID STUDIO

Now launch Android Studio, and select "Import project"

Step 3. IMPORT THE PROJECT

Find the Jasonette folder you just unzipped and press OK.

Step 4. PRESS PLAY

Jasonette comes with a default demo JSON url embedded. Let's try running it to make sure it works.

Step 5. CONNECT THE PHONE AND RUN

It will show up a dialog that looks like this.

Here you can either choose to run it on an emulator or a real device.

To learn how to connect the phone, or how to run it on an emulator, read this.

Step 6. CUSTOMIZE!

Now let's try changing the JSON url so you can turn it into your own app.

First, click the "Project" tab on the left side.

Then find app > res > values > strings.xml.


A. Update JSON URL

Update the url property inside strings.xml to your own JSON url. That's it! Build and run the app and you'll find that it's turned into your own app!

If you don't have a JSON yet, here are some example apps you can try quickly


B. Update App name

By default the app is named "Jasonette". You probably want to change this. From the same strings.xml file, change the app_name value to your desired app name.


C. Update App icon

Step 1. Create new Image Asset

Select app > res and right-click to display a context menu. Then select New > Image Asset.


Step 2. Select your image

Select image as Asset Type, and select the path to the image you want to use.


Step 3. Confirm and finish

It will display some warning about overwriting existing icon. You're overwriting the default icon with your own so it's natural. Press Finish.


D. Update App ID (Important!)

This is important if you want to submit to the play store, since this is the ID that distinguishes one app from another.

To change this ID, go to: Gradle Scripts > build.gradle (Module: app), and find the applicationId attribute.

It should be com.jasonette by default.

  1. Change this to your own unique ID. (In this example I've changed it to com.jasonette.seed)
  2. Press "Sync Now" at the top right corner, and rebuild.

To learn more, read this documentation.



★ Did it work?


  • YES?

    • Congratulations! You're ready to transform this into your OWN app! Go on to the tutorial.



Submitting to the play store

Check out this documentation to learn how to submit to the play store.


Troubleshoot

Need more help?

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