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Publish 2 Android apps with same code but different design

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While I was developing games for Firezoo, I faced a problem that many Android developer might have faced before me: How to publish two different apps with the same code base but different design without duplicating the project/source code?

Indeed, in Eclipse, it’s not possible to select what you want in your apk (specific resources, assets) when you export your Android application project. Plus you will need to have different name for the application in AndroidManifest.xml and even some minor code changes depending of the app design.

I will explain below the solution I chose while I was developing this two apps, if you have any suggestions or better ideas, feel free to let me know. The code is free to use by anyone.

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