What is an App Package Name?

In this blog post, we will talk about "what is an app package name" and how it can be found from different methods. Also, we have discussed what it means and its importance.

What is an App Package Names/Application IDs:

App packaging and naming are very important when creating an android application. The packaging process is the process of creating a zip file that contains your app. Naming is the process of giving your app a name. The app package name is an application ID which is a string of characters that uniquely identifies your app. It's used to identify applications on Android devices, so you can use it to:

  • Find and download your application from Google Play
  • Set up push notifications for your app
  • Enable or disable certain features in the Play Store

It also helps you get access to certain permissions, such as reading contacts and accessing the camera. When you download an app on your Android device, it will ask you for permission to use certain features that aren't available in every version of Android (e.g., accessing your camera). As a part of this process, Google Play lets you choose which permissions should be associated with each application so that users can decide whether or not they want certain apps accessing their personal information while they're using them.

The user ID or app package name of your application is the one you specified when creating it, and the same one will be used throughout its lifetime (even if other users are added to your team). You can find this information by looking at the Application Details page in your app portal. The Android operating system has several different scripting languages that are executed using these application IDs, including interpreters such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

How to find the package name of your Android app

So, we discussed “what is an app package name”, now it’s time to find it, and to find the package name of your app, you can use an application ID to look up all apps that have been installed on your device. This is helpful if you are looking for a specific app, but would like to know what it was called when it was installed. To do this:

  • Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > App Name (and then select “All Apps”). You will see all installed apps listed here with their names and icons next to them.
  • Scroll down until you see an entry named “(this might take some time as there may be multiple entries)
  • Or go to Search your app in the search bar. Open the app page and look at the URL. The package name is from the end part of the URL i.e. after the id=?. This is your app package ID.

The package name of your application is the same as the name that appears in the Application tab of your Android Studio project. It's usually something like com. company name or com. app name, but it can also be referred to as: the AndroidManifest.xml file (which is located in res/values/) or the android-info.txt file (which is located in res/values-v11/.). When you create an application without specifying an ID, Google assigns one for you automatically based on which version of Android you’re using (e.g., if version 1 has been released since your launch date). If this is not what you want, there are ways to change it manually:

  • On the Play Store website: Go into “My Apps & Games” -> “Select My Application”; then click "Manage Permissions". This will open up another page where all apps have different permissions assigned by default (read/write contacts). On this page click "Change App Permissions" at the bottom left corner where there should be checkboxes corresponding with various features being used by each selected item which includes yours.
  • In-app settings menu or from the Settings app itself: Tap General -> About phone -> Applications section where we can see all installed apps listed along with their respective IDs.

Wrapping Up: 

Before we conclude the blog post on the topic "what is an app package name", it can be summarized that application IDs or app package names are used by applications when they need to access a specific piece of hardware or software functionality. For example, an application may request permission from the operating system to access your camera and microphone. The operating system then stores this information in its memory as a value called an 'Application ID'.

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