Android Question Downloading an App to Phone Disappearing Act

ansoUzr

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Hi:

I've been working on two different apps and now I am seeing a problem when downloading them to my Pixel 3a. If I have app1 on my phone then download app2, using the bridge or USB, this will cause app1 currently on my phone to disappear. If I app2 is on the phone, downloading app1 will cause app2 to disappear. I tried downloading another app - that worked fine, neither app1 nor app2, if present on the phone, disappeared.

I get the feeling that downloading process sees app1 and app2 as the same app. Both apps have different '#ApplicationLabel:' names.

Any ideas on to fix this?

Thanks.

William
 

JohnC

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To elaborate on why this happens...if two different apps have the same package name, the latest one you install will overwrite the previous app with the same package name even if the app and it's applicationlabel is totally different.
 

ansoUzr

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Yes, they had the same packagename. Thanks for the help DonManfred. JohnC - that's exactly what was happening!
 
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