Building for Android
To develop applications for Android, you need development tools provided by the Android SDK from Google, and (optionally) a C/C++ toolchain provided by the Android NDK.
Note: Qbs does not yet support the Kotlin programming language.
On Android, applications are distributed in a specially structured type of ZIP package called an APK. The following files should be created and bundled into an APK:
- Android assets.
- Android resource files.
- AndroidManifest.xml, which provides meta-information about your application.
- Compiled Java code, which serves as the entry point into your application and that automatically executes the native code in your application (if there is any).
- Shared libraries containing native code.
You can use the Application item to build application packages for Android.
If the target platform is
"android", then the Application item has a dependency on the Android.sdk module, which contains the properties and rules to create Android application packages from source files.
You can use the DynamicLibrary item to build native Android libraries that are bundled into the APK. The
qbs.architectures property specifies the architectures to build for, with the default value
armv7a. If you have only one native library, you can simply list its sources within the main Application item, and it will get built and packaged automatically.
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