Android Question Duping an app to make a new app

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Scotter, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Scotter

    Scotter Active Member Licensed User

    Hi -
    If I want to make a new app based on an old one I made, what is the very best method?
    Like the most simple would be to copy the .b4a file and folders that go with it to another folder, rename it, and go. But I'm worried it might somehow reference back to the original. Do I need to worry about that?
    If so, what is a better method?
  2. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

    I copy the whole folder and rename all. Works since years. Best way to keep all clean. There are other ways, too like referencing for modules you use in lot of apps. But I like to keep it separated.
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  3. Scotter

    Scotter Active Member Licensed User

  4. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    I do this aswell for several years.

    Just copy the latest project folder, adjust the package name, adjust 1 app name variable used for several routines like sharing/leaderboard..., remove previous game specific code and start writing the new one.

    Most of it remains the same as it is half a kind of template.

    With the custom build actions it's even easier as you can seperate the assets, icons etc from the B4A project folder and do other trickery
    (move font files from .\files to .\files\Special for IOS after syncing assets to name something) which makes cross development easier to handle
    and always 100% right and clean of unneeded files.
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