1. Hugh Johnson's Avatar
    I'd like to know if I can access an url directed to an .apk file on my Android device through the built-in browser and have it launch the install screen when downloaded.

    Seems like it would be much easier to do than put it on an SD card and use a file explorer to install an app,
    06-24-2011 01:32 PM
  2. Moscow Desire's Avatar
    I'd like to know if I can access an url directed to an .apk file on my Android device through the built-in browser and have it launch the install screen when downloaded.

    Seems like it would be much easier to do than put it on an SD card and use a file explorer to install an app,
    Seems a backwards way to do it.

    Most, use the barcode reader app.
    06-24-2011 01:34 PM
  3. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    I'd like to know if I can access an url directed to an .apk file on my Android device through the built-in browser and have it launch the install screen when downloaded.
    Yep, sure can. Just clicky on the link to the apk and you're off and runnin.
    06-24-2011 02:44 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You will need to download the .apk and access it from the sd card. Use a file explorer to find it, select it, and install it. Make sure the box is checked in application settings to allow non-market installation.
    06-24-2011 04:46 PM
  5. Hugh Johnson's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys.

    Seems a backwards way to do it.

    Most, use the barcode reader app.
    Do'h! That never crossed my mind but I can see that being a lot easier on long urls, so pretty much anything typed in through the tiny little keyboard. lol

    I actually have an extension installed in Firefox called Mobile Barcoder that creates a QR code for pages the page you're on when you hover over its icon in the task bar. I've only needed it once so far but it sure helped!
    06-24-2011 05:51 PM
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