3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2016 5:55 AM by Rsfl

    ERROR unable to build Android app

    elearningr1949131

      Hi,


      I'm  trying RH11 on a Windows Ultimate system, trying to get the generate for  mobile devices, Android to work. I've installed the Android SDK (part of  the complete ADT) in a "Development" folder in the C drive, installed  JDK for Win 64, added the PhoneGap and ANT unzipped folders to the  "Development" folder and then in the RH10 dialog to generate the Android  APK


      Please see the screenshot showing the error message and the relevant part of the  log which looks like the ANT path is not working correctly. The build  fails every time. I've tried to do some troubleshooting online and for  example, came across setting the environment variables for the ANT  folder, which I did, but with no success in fixing the problem.

       

      My path settings are in a second screenshot below.

      Thank you for your help.

      Kind Regards,

        • 1. Re: ERROR unable to build Android app
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional

          I'm wondering if having the Android SDK path on the D drive could be an issue.

           

          See the Contact page on my site email me with a link to this thread. I will send you some instructions that have worked for everyone else, so far.

           

          This process is a lot easier in RoboHelp 2015.

           


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring information

           

           

          @petergrainge

          • 2. Re: ERROR unable to build Android app
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Hi there

             

            Hoping you won't mind my asking if you could tell us what your particular use case is for making the app?

             

            Yeah, I'm a geek but I'm a geek that doesn't "do" the whole smarty pants phone thing. So many things about smart phones as well as tablets escapes me. And I've been trying to wrap my mind around exactly why one would have a need to create an app out of something like RoboHelp HTML pages.

             

            Note that I'm not saying anyone is wrong or that it shouldn't happen or be a possibility, but just wanting to understand how an app is better and more useful than perhaps Responsive help on a server or something like that.

             

            Please don't revoke my geek card!

             

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            Cheers... Rick

            • 3. Re: ERROR unable to build Android app
              Rsfl Level 1

              Hi,

              are you perhaps using non-English characters in file names or paths? My app building process crashed too until I figured out I had to avoid German characters (ö, ä, etc).

               

              Robert