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Why not directly released the apk file of smack for android system?To facilitate the use and the promotion

Why not directly released the apk file of smack for android system?To facilitate the use and the promotion.

Why not posting in the appropriate forum? Moved this to Smack Support. Though i’m not sure it is related to Smack. Why does Smack need an apk? It is not an application, but library, so it doesn’t need to be in the apk form. Unless you were talking about Spark. There is no version of Spark for Android. Spark is just too heavy for mobile devices (Java based). You can use any other mobile client instead.

Smack is only a library. There is no point in having it service framework apk in the play store without actually putting some more layers on top of Smack (AsmackService did this). Feel free to do so.

And to integrate Smack into your project, there is Maven and Maven Central. Simply use that.