Google Developer Account Enrollment and App Publishing

1.Overview #

The App Submission on Google Play Store Guide covers the process of the Google account creation and submission of the app on Google Play Store.

Google Play Store, operated and developed by Google, is the official digital app store for the Android operating system. The store allows users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit (SDK) and published through Google.

Users need to add a Google account on their device to download and purchase any app on the Google Play Store app. If the users do not have an account on the Google Play store, then they have to register for a publisher account.

Perform the following tasks:

2.Register For Google Developer Account #

The user must first link the Google account with the Developer Console and then get started.

Note: Use a different google account from the personal one to associate with the Developer console for security purposes and convenience in support.

To register Google Play Developer Console

1. Log in with your Google account.
2. Then Visit https://play.google.com/apps/publish/signup/
3. Following page will appear in front of you, where you need select the type of developer account you want to create.

Let's Create Developer account

4- After this, you’ll be headed to the following page, fill all the required details.

Create new developer account

5- Read and accept the Agreement and Terms of Service

6- Select the corresponding checkbox associated with the agreement note.

7- Click the Create account and pay button

Once payment is executed and the registration is verified, a notification email is sent to the user.

Note: You also need to verify your identity before we can start publishing on the Play Store.

Follow this link for more information: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/9198012

 

After completing the enrollment and verification, follow this guide to send us the invite for publishing the app on the Play Store.

That’s it! Your Google Developer account is created. Go-Ahead to publish your app.

 

 

3.Create And Submit Application On The Play Store #

Once you are enrolled in the Google developer account you can publish your Android app on the Play Store. Or just send us an Invite and we will take care of the publishing.

Create App

  1. Open the Play Console.
  2. Select All apps > Create app.
  3. Select a default language and add a title for your app. Type the name of your app as you want it to appear on Google Play. You can change this later.
  4. Specify whether your application is an app or a game. You can change this later.
  5. Specify whether your application is free or paid.
  6. Accept the Declarations
  7. Click on Create app.

The Store Listing page appears as shown in the following figure:

MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account STORELISTING PRODUCTDETAILS

  1. In the right panel, under PRODUCT DETAILS, do the following steps:
    1. In the Title box, enter the app name.
      Less than 30 characters.
    2. In the Short description box, enter a short description of the app.
      Less than 80 characters.
    3. In the Full description box, enter the full description of the app.
      Less than 4000 characters.
      Caution: Do not enter content that contains the sensitive information. Also, do not repeat the keywords to avoid the app rejection.
  2. Scroll down to the GRAPHIC ASSETS section.
    The section appears as shown in the following figure:


MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account Graphic Assets

Note: If the user has not added the localized graphics for each language, then the graphics for the default language is used. The user can add screenshots of the app appears in the following different devices:

  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • Android TV
  • Android Wear
  1. Under Graphics Assets, go to the Screenshot area.
    It appears as shown in the following figure:


MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account GraphicAssets-Screenshots

  1.  Click the corresponding tab to enter the screenshots.
    Tip: To showcase the app in the Designed for tablets list in the Play Store, the user has to upload at least one 7-inch and one 10-inch screenshot.
    Screenshots Specification:

    • Default language: US English
    • JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha):
      • Min length for any side: 320px.
      • Max length for any side: 3840px.
    • At least two screenshots are required overall. Max eight screenshots per type. Drag to reorder or to move between types.
  2. Click Add screenshot or drop the required image.
  3. Scroll down to add icons and images.
    The screen appears as shown in the following figure:

MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account GraphicAssets-Icon&Images

  1. Click to add the high-resolution image as an app logo.
  2. Click to ass the feature graphic.
  3. In the Promo Video box, enter the URL of a video that promotes the app.
  4. Scroll down to the CATEGORIZATION section.
    It appears as shown in the following figure:


MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account CATEGORISATION

  1. Under CATEGORIZATION, do the following steps:
    1. In the Application type list, select Application.
    2. In the Category list, select the required category.
  2. Click the Save Draft button.

In the left navigation panel, click the App releases menu.
The APP RELEASES section appears in the right panel as shown in the following figure:

MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store App releases

  1. Go to “Production track” and click MANAGE
  2. Fill “App signing by Google Play” or click “OPT-OUT”. You can fill this key later.


MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account Upload New APK To Production

  1. Click the Browse files button.
  2. Select the required APK file provided by MageNative.com and then click the OK button to upload the APK file.
    The APK file is uploaded.
    Note: The user has to upload the APK file before taking the content rating questionnaire.
  3. In the RELEASE NAME box, enter the name of the release.
    Less than 50 characters.
  4. In the WHAT’S NEW IN THIS RELEASE? Box, enter the required information about the release.
  5. Click the Review button.

In the left navigation panel, click the Content rating menu.
The CONTENT RATING section appears in the right panel as shown in the following figure:


MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account Content Rating

  1. Under Select your app category, select the required category.
    The page in the right panel appears as shown in the following figure:

MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account ContentRating_FillQuestionnaire

  1. Complete the questionnaire, and then click the Save questionnaire button.
  2. Click the Calculate rating button.
    The applied content rating appears as shown in the following figure:


MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account Content Rating Applied

  1. In the left navigation panel, click the Pricing & distribution menu.
    The PRICING & DISTRIBUTION section appears in the right panel as shown in the following figure:


MageNative Mobile App Google Play Store Account Pricing & Distribution

  1. Click the Manage Countries button to select the countries where the users want to make the app available.
  2. Move to the Content guidelines
  3. Select the checkbox associated with the Content guidelines and the US export laws sections.
  4. Click the Submit Update button.
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