'Market' app suggestion

Ciaran Gultnieks ciaran at ciarang.com
Fri Oct 22 14:52:50 UTC 2010

On 22/10/10 15:40, Aaron Williamson wrote:
> One question about how you're generating the repo.xml -- APKtor's script just
> pulls information out of the APK (which doesn't include any license
> information).  Are you adding the additional metadata manually?

Yes - as much as possible comes out of the APK, and the rest from
additional metadata files that are designed to be human-friendly (i.e.

A python script does the job of extracting the data from those two
sources, merging it together, collating the APK versions to their
associated applications and building the index file.

It's all here (including my metadata):


This is going to have to expand quite a bit - there's a lot more
metadata required, such as required device capabilities (does it have a
camera?), required Android version, does it need root, etc. The majority
of the extra data will come from the APKs though hopefully.


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