I'm creating a mobile website that will include a page from which people can download relevant apps that we recommend. I've found instructions for creating the links to launch the Market but this assumes that you are the developer of the app in question and know the exact package name.
Is there any way to get the package name, other than just contacting the developers and asking?
Also, it turns out that those instructions don't really work for creating web hyperlinks. They only give you a URI to reference in a string of Java code in another Android app. Our site is in Drupal, so Java is not going to work.
For the iPhone, I found easy instructions for getting the URL/link style I need from the iTunes store, so I'm looking for info like that.
It depends where exactly you want to get the information from. You have a bunch of options:
<manifest>element will have a
adb, you can launch
adb shelland execute
pm list packages -f, which shows the package name for each installed apk.
Once you've got the package name, you simply link to
http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:<package_name>. Both will open the market on an Android device; the latter obviously has the potential to work on other hardware as well (it doesn't at the minute).
aapt from the SDK like
aapt dump badging yourpkg.apk
This will print the package name together with other info.
the tools is located in
Updated according to geniusburger's comment. Thanks!