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[APP]Chrome APK Packager-Generates Chrome Packages from Apps installed on your phone

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By bpear96, Senior Member on 24th September 2014, 12:21 AM
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Chrome APK Packager is a convenient way to produce Chrome ARChon Custom Runtime packages directly from your phone.

You can generate chrome packages from either APKs on your phones storage, or from apps installed on your phone (It will pull APK)

Open the App, select an APK or App from list. App Name and package name are both pulled from the APK and put into the manifest.json file. Everything is then zipped together in a ChromeAPK folder on your phones storage.

Requires https://github.com/vladikoff/chromeo...ster/archon.md ARChon Custom Runtime which allows for "unlimited" number of android apps to be installed. (Google Runtime is limited to 4 apps.)

App is now open source! https://github.com/bpear96/Chrome-APK-Packager

TODO:
  • Allow orientation/mode to be changed (landscape/tablet)
  • Sort installed app selection alphabetically
  • Better UI
  • Local web server to be able to push files to chromebook (maybe)
  • Easily share generated zip (To Google drive, email etc)

Credits:
Tydi for the awesome icon!
https://github.com/Nimrodda/WizarDroid Library
http://www.lingala.net/zip4j/ Library

Changelog:
Beta 8 (v0.9.5)
  • Option to enable External Directory (Can select where you want app to read/write )
  • Option to enable ADB.
Beta 7 (v0.9.4)Beta 6 (v0.9.3)
  • Run media scanner. Makes sure new files appear when connected to PC.
  • UI Improvements. Tinted status bar and MaterialDialog popups. http://i.imgur.com/7txpzkV.png
Beta 5 (v0.9.2)
  • Removed unnecessary dependency (50% decrease in app size)
  • Properly handle back button press.
Beta 4 (V0.9.1)
  • Clean up unnecessary folders after app runs. (unzipped chrome app, pulled apk folder)
  • Progress Dialog appears when generating Chrome package/zipping
  • Entire process should be smoother now.
Beta 3 (V0.9)
  • Pressing phone/tablets back button now prompts user to restart wizard.
Beta 2 (V0.8)
  • Add "Share Chrome app" button. Allows user to easily share generated app to Google Drive, email, etc.
  • Add Progress dialogs when generating APK list, and pulling APK.
Beta 1.1 (v0.7)
  • Small UI changes
  • Play Store release.
Beta 1 (V0.6):Alpha 5:
  • App can now be generated with different settings correctly (Mode/Orientation). Settings were not cleaning correctly before so if user generated app again with different settings it would not work.
Alpha 4:
  • Added options (Choose between phone/tablet and portrait/landscape layou)

Alpha 3:
  • APK Icon is now extracted and packaged for chrome.
  • Using Tydi Icon Thanks! Really appreciate it.

Alpha 2:
  • Alphabetically sort installed apps.
  • Alert user to wait for popup telling them there Chrome App is ready. (A bit buggy)
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24th September 2014, 01:37 AM |#3  
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Can you put an option to add tweaks to the manifest?
24th September 2014, 01:57 AM |#4  
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Can you put an option to add tweaks to the manifest?

Yup that is my next step . Just got apps sorted alphabetically. So will begin working on that now. Shouldn't be too complicated.
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24th September 2014, 02:52 AM |#5  
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with this,we can collect app and open together ??
24th September 2014, 04:03 AM |#6  
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Awesome!
24th September 2014, 06:56 AM |#7  
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Could a new feature be implemented where every time the APK is updated from the Play Store, a new Chrome Package is automatically generated?
24th September 2014, 05:21 PM |#8  
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Sweet! Could I request a couple things though?

1. Allow for custom icons and/or extract the one within the apk
2. In addition to formfactor and orientation, add "resize":"scale" to the manifest.jeon
3. This might be difficult, but root access, and copy necessary data and obb files from /system

Great work man!
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anyone know of a fully working twitter app? The Twitter app works fine for everything but writing tweets as far as I can tell, the third party twitter app I use can't login.
24th September 2014, 09:09 PM |#10  
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Nice app, but stock icon, made that for you
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Originally Posted by scottharris4

anyone know of a fully working twitter app? The Twitter app works fine for everything but writing tweets as far as I can tell, the third party twitter app I use can't login.

I found one, Tweetings.
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