fapps fapps - 10 days ago 8
Android Question

How to use flavors with different app names in Android studio?

In my app-level build.gradle I have the following flavors:

productFlavors {
originalFlavour{
}

freeFlavour{
}
}


The thing is building both flavors I get the same App Name. Instead I would like to have different app names for each flavors. Just adding a suffix would be useful. Hope someone could help me.

Thanks in advance

EDIT:

app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="z.fncapps.etsiipod" >

<uses-permission
android:name="android.permission.CALL_PHONE"
android:required="false" />

<uses-feature
android:name="android.hardware.telephony"
android:required="false"/>

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >

<!-- actvities declared here -->
</application>
</manifest>


app/src/freeFlavour/AndroidManifest.xml




<uses-permission
android:name="android.permission.CALL_PHONE"
android:required="false" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>

<uses-feature
android:name="android.hardware.telephony"
android:required="false" />

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >

<!-- actvities declared here -->
</application>



Answer

Remove the app_name string from your existing strings.xml file, then you can do this:

productFlavors {
    originalFlavour{
        resValue "string", "app_name", "Original Flavor Name"
    }

    freeFlavour{
        resValue "string", "app_name", "Free Flavor Name"
    }
}

Then the existing reference to @string/app_name in your manifest will refer to a generated string resource, which is based on the flavor selected.

Note that if you specify a label for your launch Activity (by defining the android:label xml tag in the <activity> element), that value will be used in many user-visible places rather than your application's label. To overcome this for your case, you can just remove the label from your <activity> element altogether. See http://stackoverflow.com/a/13200774/2911458 for more details on this distinction.