Written By Elisha Chirchir

Elisha Chirchir is a software developer. He is also the founder of Simple Developer and co-founder of Instinctive Software Solutions. On any given day, he works on both Android and Web Development. During his 'free time', he offers training to those interested in learning how to code in php, java, python, javaScript etc. You can easily find him on StackOverflow Android chatroom or on Twitter @Eenvincible

8 Comments on “Understanding The Android Application Manifest File

  1. Android Apps Development courses Reply

    August 16, 2013 at 8:05

    I am now not certain where you’re getting your information, however good topic. I must spend a while studying more or understanding more. Thank you for magnificent info I was on the lookout for this information for my mission.

    • Elisha Chirchir Reply

      August 16, 2013 at 2:14

      I don’t understand your first line there “I am now not certain where you’re getting your information”. Normally, after you learn how to program or build android apps, you will eventually know what lives in the androidmanifest xml file. That is how I learned it then shared with others here.

      Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your learning process. Good luck!

  2. farah Reply

    January 9, 2014 at 7:29

    hi , i have a problem in writing manifest to my project ,i tried to write it but it didn’t work please could you help me i am running out of time

    • Elisha Chirchir Reply

      January 11, 2014 at 7:00

      Please give more details so I can help you with this problem. Remember to add all newly created activities, services, broadcast receivers and other main components to the android manifest file or nothing will work for your app. Again, please give more details and I can gladly help you!

  3. Sachith Reply

    August 26, 2014 at 1:21

    Is it possible to modify the manifest during runtime. For example adding the permission in java class. If so, how to achieve that? If not, why?

    • Elisha Chirchir Reply

      August 26, 2014 at 2:02

      I have never seen that done before but there is no need to do that. The best way to get permissions in android is to ask for them all at once. If I learn of how to do that, I will let you know or you can update me if you do as well. Good luck.

  4. […] Read the following: ·      Section #1: Iconography ·      Section #2: Class What is a Class? ·      Section #3: MediaPlayer Understanding The Android Application Manifest File […]

  5. Kevin Reply

    October 25, 2016 at 4:07

    Thanks for this article. The manifest file is not simple to understand and most documentation is difficult to read.

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