loading and unloading android apks with the command line
I'm working with some developers on App Inventor and we are installing and uninstalling apps/ apk files on our Android devices. There are various ways to install and uninstall an app on Android (side load). Here is some info on using the Android SDK tool adb.
find your adb program (adb.exe on Windows) and use this to install
adb -d install simple.apk
the -d tells adb to install on a device, use -e if you want to install on an emulator.
It will bring up a server if one is not running and install the simple.apk on your device.
To uninstall the apk, you can use
adb shell pm uninstall <class>
where <class> is the class of the app. Examples of classes are
It runs the program manager in a shell and uninstalls your app.
More info here http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb.html
and here http://developer.android.com/tools/building/building-cmdline.html
There are other ways to install and uninstall. Let us know if you use some other method.