Paul Verest Paul Verest - 2 months ago 14
Android Question

Android: add date/time to gradle output apk filename

How to add date/time stamp to Gradle Android output file name?

Should be like project_v0.5.0_201503110212_public.apk

Already looked at


I'm assuming that you want it in the format you specified, so here's one possible solution.

In your gradle file you can define a new function to get the date time string like you desire:

import java.text.DateFormat
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat

def getDateTime() {
    DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("YYYYMMDDHHmm");

    return df.format(new Date());

Then for all variants you can simply run this:

android {
  buildTypes {
    android.applicationVariants.all { variant ->
        variant.outputs.each { output ->
            def file = output.outputFile
            output.outputFile = new File(file.parent,".apk", "-" + getDateTime() + ".apk"))

Note that this doesn't really output the apk name like you posted, but I guess it's enough to help you out.