Compiling a Qt app for Android requires several dependencies, you need to install Qt, the Android SDK, the Android NDK, ant and so on. If your app uses other Google SDKs you need to install them. Using Docker could simplify the whole setting a lot.
While looking into Continuous Integration for our apps, I found this almost perfect docker container, so I thought I should share it here. This container contains Qt 5.4, the Android SDK and NDK. It almost perfect for my purpose but it lacks some aditionnal SDKs such as the Google Play SDK, so I created one with the SDKs I needed: https://hub.docker.com/r/lasconic/qt/
With a clean Ubuntu 14.04 server
- Install Docker. See the guide
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://p80.pool.sks-keyservers.net:80 --recv-keys 58118E89F3A912897C070ADBF76221572C52609D $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://apt.dockerproject.org/repo ubuntu-trusty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list' $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get -qq install linux-image-extra-$(uname -r) $ sudo apt-get -qq install docker-engine
Get your project source
Launch the container with an interactive shell and your source mounted in a volume. Of course, we could run a build script instead of compiling the project manually.
$ sudo docker pull lasconic/qt:5.4-android $ sudo docker run -i -t -v /home/ubuntu/myqtproject:/source lasconic/qt:5.4-android
- Compile your project (I use gradle, not ant) and create an APK
mkdir ~/build cd ~/build qmake -r /source/myproject.pro make -j2 mkdir ~/dist make install INSTALL_ROOT=~/dist androiddeployqt --input android-libmyproject.so-deployment-settings.json --output ~/dist --name myapp --deployment bundled --gradle --release
From there, you can upload the APK to Google Play. I use the "Gradle Play Publisher" plugin.