The Android operating system has matured and grown to the most-used operating system in the world, and Google Play Store is one of the most - if not the most - important parts of it. So, with more than 1 billion users and projected annual purchases of $45 billion by 2021, the Play Store means a huge opportunity for app owners.
We know that the moment of publishing your app may be difficult and even stressful. It’s not a simple process, you will need a tutorial that explains it with actionable steps.
That’s why we decided to save you that stressful moment and provide more value to your work. Let 's get into it!
First step of all is creating a Google Developer Account. Once you created it, it’s time to get into Google Play Console and select the option “Publish an Android App on Google Play”.
Once you’re there, you have to insert the title of your app, the default language and a short and complete description of it.
You’ll also add your app icon, screenshots that will appear to your clients showing off the interface of your app.
You’ll see a “Feature Graphic” field, for which we give you this apptamin post that explains how to make it . “Promo Graphic” and “TV Banner” fields are optional so we’ll skip them for now.
Select your app category and insert your email address, when all the documents have already loaded, press ‘Save Draft’.
Once saved, it’s time to go to the “App Releases” label in the menu. You’re gonna select the ‘Production’ field and once there press ‘Manage’.
By the time you’re in Production you have to select ‘Create Release’ and press ‘Continue’ and ‘Accept’ in the recommended ‘Let Google manage and protect your app signing key’ window.
Now you need to drag your APK file into the next field, and once is uploaded you just type something about your release in the field that’s at the bottom of the page (something like ‘First Release!’).
Click ‘Save’ and go to the ‘Content Rating’ label.
Once there, click ‘Continue’, then add your email address twice and select your app category.
Complete the questionnaire about ‘Violence’, ‘Sexuality’, ‘Language’, ‘Controlled Substance’ and ‘Miscellaneous’. We recommend you to read those terms so you don’t have unexpected problems in the future. Then press ‘Save Questionnaire’, ‘Calculate Rating’ and ‘Apply Rating’.
Once in ‘Pricing and Distribution’ select ‘Available’ everywhere.
Then go to the bottom of the page and select two mandatory fields that are ‘Content Guidelines’ and ‘US Export Laws’. We also recommend you to read the terms of all fields just to make sure you don’t forget any detail that can be good for your app. Once you’re ready, press ‘Save Draft’.
After previous steps are done, go back to App Releases select ‘Edit Release’ and ‘Review’ at the bottom of the page.
Don’t worry about warning signs that may appear, they’re almost always just notifications.
Then click at ‘Start Rollout to Production’ and ‘Confirm’
So, that’s all you have to know about how to publish your app into the Google Play Store. Now you just have to wait until Google reviews your app. They’re gonna email you to let you know if they have accepted your app or if you have to do any changes on it.
We also want you to check out our YouTube video showing the process of publishing your app into Play Store:
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We hope this guide has been useful for you, and please let us know if you need help with something about the process or with the development of your application
Last updated on December, 20 2020