.apk

File Type Generic IconAndroid Package File
File Format Proprietary (Google)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

APK or the "Application Package Format" is the standard file format used for distributing and installing applications on Android devices. It is a variation of the .JAR format, which is used for Java archives.

APK files typically contain the following files and folders:

  • META-INF folder - contains manifest and cerficiate files
  • res folder - contains application resources
  • AndroidManifest.xml
  • classes.dex
  • resources.arsc


APK files are usually created with the Google Android SDK. The contents of an APK file can be extracted and installed by the Android operating system.

Open With
Windows

IconGoogle Android SDK

IconBlueStacks

IconCorel WinZip

macOS

IconGoogle Android SDK

IconApple Archive Utility

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac

Unix

IconGoogle Android SDK

IconGenymotion

Updated December 9, 2011
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