Magazine app without store publishing?

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Jul 26, 2018 2:49:19 AM via Website

Hello Everybody,
I have been looking around how to do this but still cannot find a solution.

My client is ordering 200 cheap Android tablets. They want to create a magazine like presentation that the client would read, ideally scroll like a website, and flipped to the left to find another page. I found some services that allow me to create a magazine but looks like all take care of the distribution. I do not want such app to be available on Google Play. I simply want to upload it to each tablet, install with an icon on the front screen, and done. The app would simply show photos, graphics, text, if lucky, then video. There would be links to websites. Done.

I downloaded Android Studio, but with my limited programming experience, that is way too much for me. I can handle Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, some PHP, but that is about it.

Could anybody point me to a solution that would create an interactive magazine for limited (read not mass) distribution?

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Jul 26, 2018 5:12:10 AM via Website

You don't have to publish your app to play store for the purpose of distribution.

First of all, you need to have a programmer help you to develop the app and create a signed apk (package installer) with Android Studio.
Then you may upload the apk file to some cloud storage and make a share link for it.
From every Android tablet, access to the link to download the apk, and then tap it to install the app.

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