What does APK mean in ASX Symbols?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand APK in the Business field in general and in the ASX Symbols terminology in particular.

Australian Power & Gas Company Ltd

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What does APK mean?

Android application package file is the file format used to distribute and install application software and middleware onto Google's Android operating system; very similar to MSI package in Windows or Deb package in Ubuntu. To make an APK file, a program for Android is first compiled, and then all of its parts are packaged into one file. An APK file contains all of that program's code, resources, assets, certificates, and manifest file. As is the case with many file formats, APK files can have any name needed, provided that the file name ends in ".apk". APK files are ZIP file formatted packages based on the JAR file format, with .apk file extensions. The MIME type associated with APK files is application/vnd.android.package-archive.

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