Android – Two launcher activities

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I have two activities marked with intent filter

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.package"
android:versionCode="1"
android:versionName="1.0" >

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="7" />

<application
    android:name=".MyApp"
    android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
    android:label="@string/app_name" >

    <!-- work order activity -->
    <activity
        android:name=".app.WorkOrderActivity"
        android:label="@string/work_order"
        android:taskAffinity="com.package.task_for_work_order_activity" >
        <intent-filter>
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
        </intent-filter>
    </activity>

    <!-- inventory activity -->
    <activity
        android:name=".app.InventoryActivity"
        android:label="@string/inventory"
        android:taskAffinity="com.package.task_for_inventory_activity" >
        <intent-filter>
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
        </intent-filter>
    </activity>
</application>

The problem is, that when I'm installing apk file, there is no activity shown, because, as I understood system can't specify what activity should be shown.

I just really need two activities shown in launcher, so please don't give advice about removing intent-filters from second activity, or if you do so provide me another way to show two icons in launcher.

Best Solution

You need to specify which activity is the default one by adding the following line to your intent-filter:

<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/>

Insert this in the default activity and keep the rest. Then it should work.

You may also want to add a different icon to your 2nd activity with the attribute android:icon="@drawable/myothericon"

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