Sometimes, getting the Apps in the stores can be a little tricky. Let us show you how to get this Done in just a few minutes.
For Starters: Get Ready to Publish
The publishing process in Google Play can be a lot quicker if you have all of the store listing content complete and available before you start. So when you're ready to publish your app, here are the items you should have available:
- Your final Android application file (APK) to be uploaded. It must be under 50MB in size to be accepted.
- The title for your app (max 30 characters).
- A description of your app (max 4000 characters).
- High-res icon, 512 x 512 32-bit PNG (with alpha).
At least 2 screenshots are required overall (Max 8 screenshots per type), JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha). Min length for any side: 320px. Max length for any side: 3840px. (You can upload a maximum of 8 screenshots per type. Types include "Phone", "7-inch tablet" and "10-inch tablet".)
- Optional items that can be updated later include:
- Optional promo text (80 characters) and promo graphic. Promo graphic needs to be 180w x 120 h -JPG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha).
- Screenshots: Only 2 are required, but you can upload a maximum of 8 screenshots per type. Types include "Phone", "7-inch tablet" and "10-inch tablet".
- Feature graphic: 1024w x 500h JPG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha).
A Little help here:
On this zip (http://d.pr/f/IYxx5N), you will find all the sizes of the images that the stores will ask you for, you can just set the screens of your app to use it on the stores.
Useful link here: https://play.google.com/apps/publish
Create of the Store Listing
Once you've registered, you can log in to your Google Play Developer account and begin publishing your application via the "CREATE APPLICATION" button.
The first thing you'll see is a dialog asking for the default language and the title of your app.
Write the title, a short description, and a full description.
NOTE: If you are uploading the Delivery (Drivers) App. On the description of the App, be sure to add: Disclaimer "Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life."
Drag and drop the Phone Screenshots (at least 2 max 8)
Drag and drop the Tablet Screenshots (could be the same for 7 and 10 inches)
Load the following resources, it is just mandatory that Hi-res icon and Feature graphic. Everything else on this screen is optional.
Select Applications on application type and the most appropriate category.
Fill the rest of the fields and click on save draft.
If you've entered all of the required information, you'll see a checkmark listed beside the "Store Listing" along the left-hand side of the screen. The next step is to complete the "App Releases" details.
If you have all your app keys properly configured you need to open your builder and click on the Store button inside the "Build apps" section, this will upload the app to the PlayStore, so we can select the file on the release process latter.
In case you don't want to use the "store" button, you can click on "build pro" and then download directly to your computer the APK to upload it manually.
⚠️You have to upload the APK Manually the first time.⚠️
After that, the "STORE" button will update the Apps that you have previously uploaded in the PlayStore.
Now in your Google Console, select the section of "App releases".
In-app releases we are going to click in Manage under the production section.
Now, let's click in the CREATE RELEASE button.
Click in the button of OPT-OUT and confirm the selection in the following screen,
Now you need to select the file to use, if you already used the "store" button you will be able to see it if click on "Add from Library", in case you prefer to do it manually just drag and drop the.APK file in the box to upload the application.
Once the file is selected the Release Name will fill automatically
Write what is new and click in save, if everything is correct a green checkmark should be lighted at the side of the App Release option. Now let's go to the content rating section.
Click in continue.
Write the e-mail where you want to receive the rating-content related reports, confirm it, and select the app category.
Fill the form and if any of your stores sell alcohol or restricted substances mark the related field is yes. Then click Save Questionnaire.
Then click Calculate Rating.
Verify the information and click in Apply Rating,
Now we must have the green checkmark in the Content Rating Section. Let's move to the Pricing & Distribution
That's it for this module inside the Playstore.
Continue to Pricing & Distribution.
Pricing & Distribution
In this section, you define the pricing details for your app (free or paid), where you want it available, and consent options.
Select if is primary Child-Directed and if contains ads (normally both are no)
Mark the last three checkboxes and click in Save Draft.
If you've submitted all of the required information, we can go to app releases and click on edit release. now at the bottom, we are going to click in the review.
And click in Start Roll-out Production.
Confirm the next popup and we will get a confirmation message, that should be enough, just wait until google review and publish the app.
Have a Happy Ordering