On Android devices, all programs are installed thru some APK packages. Like well-known deb packages, these packages have some specific descriptive data : package name, version number, version code, requested permissions, ...
If you are an APK developper or if you are handling a large collection of APK packages on a Linux computer, you'll find that Nautilus is providing some very poor informations about these files. It is not even displaying the icon properly !
A previous article explained how to Display official APK icon as Nautilus thumbnail.
This article explains how to use Nautilus python extension capabilities to :
- add some columns providing specific APK informations (package name, version, ...)
- add one tab to APK file properties to provide a lot of extra informations
This procedure has been tested under Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS running gnome, but it should be applicable to many other modern Gnome Shell based distributions.