Download .apk file Asp.net website using mobile browser

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Overview: Here in this article I let you know how to download .apk file from Asp.net website (WebApplication) by using your android mobile browser. Recently in my project there is one requirement where i have to download .apk file hosted in my Asp.net Web application.

In my Asp.net web page for downloading an apk file (android app) I simply inserted a `button` control and set respective app path (url), it works fine when i use to download it from my computer, but the problem comes when same I access it from my android phone browser it gives errors (Instead of 605 kb it only download 22kb ie only HTML content not actual apk file).

So after small research i figured out the solution and it to simple here it is that by adding
mimeType="application/vnd.android.package-archive

 Code to Download .apk file from asp.net website given as below:

Environment: My Application is hosted under Window server 2008r2 having IIS 7.  Following the steps you can Download .apk file. Step 1:  In .aspx page add hyperlink set navigateurl as file path
//*
<asp:HyperLink ID="lnkdwnload" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/Application_Android/MyAndroidAppAame.apk">Download MyApp</asp:HyperLink> 
//*
Step 2: Web.config add mimeMap element under staticContent
//*
<system.webServer>
    <staticContent>
      <mimeMap fileExtension=".apk" mimeType="application/vnd.android.package-archive"/>
    </staticContent>
</system.webServer>
//*
Yeah, by adding mimemap in web.config file we are now able download APK file from android phone browser.

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  1. mudasir 06/08/2016 10:44:37
    your post was really helpful to me thanks
  2. Mrinal 02/15/2017 05:57:22
    Great , it resolved my big effort problem.
  3. ABRAR 04/11/2017 10:24:45
    APK file not downloading on Android 7.0 version from SharePoint Website
  4. Satinder singh 05/22/2017 16:43:00
    Hello ABRAR, Sorry never worked on SharePoint Website
  5. priya 06/29/2017 14:03:43
    can you give me code for it
  6. Satinder singh 07/11/2017 06:33:59
    Hi Priya, What code do you need? Here in the article have written the web.config code and default.aspx page code for downloading apk file in asp.net