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  • Setup in APK format (Android)
  • Setup by Play Store (Android)
  • Setup by App Store (iOS)
  • Setup by adhoc and in-house (iOS)
  • Setup by Windows Store (Universal Windows 10 App)
  • Setup in CAB format (Windows Mobile)
  • Setup in MSI format (Windows Mobile)
  • Setup by direct copy (Windows Mobile)
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2. The different types of setup
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Setup in APK format (Android)
This setup consists in:
  • generating the application on the development computer.
  • signing the APK file digitally.
    Remark: a self-signed key can be used.
  • copying the APK file onto an Android device.
  • running the APK file on the Android device. This action triggers the application setup.
To run the application, all you have to do is choose its icon from the "All programs" menu.
Setup by Play Store (Android)
Play Store (formerly Android Market) is an application proposed by Google. Play Store presents applications for Android that can be purchased or downloaded from a unique setup interface included in the Android devices.
This setup consists in:
  • generating the application on the development computer.
  • signing the APK file digitally. For a deployment on Play Store, we recommend that you use a real key signed by a recognized trusted authority.
  • uploading the APK file onto the Web site of Play Store.
    Remark: you must register on the site beforehand.
The users of the application will only have to install the requested application from the "Play Store" application of their Android device.
To run the application, all you have to do is choose its icon from the "All programs" menu.
Setup by App Store (iOS)
App Store is an application proposed by Apple. App Store presents applications for iPhone and iPad that can be purchased or downloaded from a unique setup interface and included in the Apple devices.
This setup consists in:
  • generating the application on the development computer.
  • preparing the images required for the deployment.
  • compiling the application in XCode.
  • saving the application in "iTunes Connect".
  • compiling the application in XCode.
  • uploading the application on the App Store.
The application users will only have to install the requested application from the "App Store"application of their Apple device.
To run the application, all you have to do is choose its icon from the "All programs" menu.
Setup by adhoc and in-house (iOS)
This type of deployment allows you to distribute your application on an iPhone or iPad device.
Most of the operations will be performed on the Web, then in the "Apple developer center", then in the XCode compiler on a Mac.
Depending on your iOS development license, you will have the ability to perform one of the following setups:
  • adhoc, to install the application on several devices (up to 100).
  • in-house, to install an application on all the devices belonging to the company. The application will be distributed either via a private Web server of the company, or by iTunes.
Setup by Windows Store (Universal Windows 10 App)
Windows Store is an application proposed by Microsoft. Windows Store presents Universal Windows 10 App applications that can be purchased or downloaded from a unique setup interface and included in the devices running Windows 10.
This setup consists in:
  • generating the application on the development computer.
  • uploading the application on the Web site of Windows Store.
    Remark: you must register on the site beforehand.
The application users will only have to install the requested application from the "MarketPlace" application of their Windows 10 device (tablet, PC or phone).
To run the application, all you have to do is choose its icon from the menu of applications.
Setup in CAB format (Windows Mobile)
This setup consists in:
  • generating the executable of the application on the development computer via WINDEV Mobile.
  • generating the setup program of application on the development computer. This setup program corresponds to a ".CAB" file.
  • copying this setup program onto the Windows Mobile devices of end users.
  • running this setup program on the Windows Mobile devices. This program installs all the files required by the application.
To use this application, start the application on the Windows Mobile device (via the shortcut created in the "Start" menu).
Setup in MSI format (Windows Mobile)
This setup consists in:
  • generating the executable of the application on the development computer.
  • generating the setup program of application on the development computer. This setup program corresponds to a ".MSI" file.
  • distributing this setup program to the end users.
  • running this setup program on PCs. The application will be automatically installed on the Windows Mobile device connected to the PC.
    Remark: If no Windows Mobile device is connected, the setup will be performed during the next synchronization between the PC and the Windows Mobile device.
Setup by direct copy (Windows Mobile)
This setup consists in:
  • generating the executable of the application on the development computer.
  • copying this executable onto the Windows Mobile device connected to the PC.
To use this application, run this executable on the Mobile Device (double-click the ".EXE" file for example).
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