NN81 - Never heard of CLI before. Just had a quick look online, and it looks like you need to do some coding here and there. With PhoneGap, you literally just zip your export and upload it. I would have thought PhoneGap would be capable of updating the version code, but I guess not. I can access the AndroidMenifest.xml using Android Studio to open up the APK, but that's a step I don't deem necessary. It takes seconds to open the config file and add in the line, but it'd be nice if it weren't a step at all.
My method doesn't require anything but Construct and PhoneGap's auto-sign and build site. It's so much simpler.
Just had a read of your tutorial, and I still think PhoneGap is easier, excluding the VersionCode, which I'm hoping Scirra can do something about during export. With PhoneGap, I can build Android, iOS and Windows apps all with pretty much a single click.
For me, fewer steps FTW.
ok, these are tastes, and tastes are not discussed.
But regardless of the framework used to build apk, that it is Phonegap or Cocoon or Cordova or whatever else you want, i think C2 do it's part when make the correct version codeline on config.xml file. Detect the corresponding android version and integrate it on the manifest file into the apk, needed for Google Playstore, it's up to the framework and not to Construct.
for this I do not know how far it is meaning to consider it a C2 bug, because for me, for example, using Cordova CLI, everithing work fine .