Here’s what an Android APK file really is

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The bulk of what comprises most computer programs can be reduced to two different types of digital constructs: lines of code and packages for those lines of code.

Every computer program is created by stringing together lines upon lines of computer code; but to run that code, it all needs to be compiled into a container.

When you click on a shortcut to launch a program, all you’re really telling your computer to do is open a box full of code.

Once that box is opened, the computer knows to run all of the code.

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