In this tutorial, we will show you how to Publish APK in Google Play Store for this follow the below steps
Upload the App’s APK File to Google Play
Step 1 – Sign-In with Your Android Developer account credentials
Step 2 – In your browser, go to the address, click “Developer Console”.
Step 3 – Click the “Add New Application” button to begin adding your app to Google Play.
Step 4 – Select the language and the name of your app. Press the Upload APK button.
Step 5 – Then click the “Upload your first APK to Production” button to upload your apk file to Google Play.
Step 6 – Drag the APK file from your computer to the window or click the Browse Files button and choose the APK file on your computer. Wait while the file is loaded.
App details on Google Play
Step 7 – After the APK file is successfully uploaded click in-store listing, in order to fill in all the information that will be visible on your app’s Google Play page.
Step 8 – In the store Listing section of Google Play, start by writing a “short description” of the app stating it’s main purpose. Then in the “full description” field you must describe your app in detail and show all the features and benefits to the users.
Step 9 –In the Graphic Assets area you must add at least two screenshots of your app and they must be at least 320 pixels wide and be in a PNG or JPEG format.
Step 10 – Click on Add screenshot and choose the files from your computer.
Step 11 – You must also add your high-resolution app icon. It must be 512 by 512 pixels and it must be in 32-bit PNG format.
This icon will be visible on the Google Play app’s page and in search results.
Step 12 – Next, click in Add feature graphic to upload a Feature Graphic image, which will be visible at the top of the Google Play app’s page.
This image must be 1024 by 500 pixels, and may be in JPEG or 24-bit PNG format.
Step 13 – If you have a Youtube video that promotes your app, you may insert the link in Promo Video.
Step 14 – In the Categorization area, you have the following options:
- Application type – you must choose the Application option
- Category – you should choose the most appropriate category for your app
- Content rating – you must indicate whether your app’s content can be viewed by people of all ages or if the app has, for example, restricted adult content.
Step 15 – In the Contact details section you must insert your email, you can also include your website’s address (if you have one) and telephone.
Your email address will be visible on your app’s page.
Step 17 – Now that the first phase was completed, just push the Save Draft button to save this information.
Content Rating to Google Play
Step 18 – In the Content Rating tab, you will answer a questionnaire on the content of your app. To start, press the Continue button.
Step 19 – In the Email Address field, enter your email and then choose the category that most closely matches your app.
Step 20 – Answer the questionnaire that Google makes available for each category and push the Save questionnaire button.
Step 21 – Then push the Calculate Rating button. Google Play will assign a rating to the content of your app.
Step 22 – If you agree with the content rating assigned by Google Play, push the Apply Rating button and then the Save Draft button on the top of the page.
App’s Pricing and Distribution
Step 23 – Now let’s turn to the Pricing and distribution section. You should indicate whether your app will be free or paid. For now, we are going to choose the option free and you can learn how to publish a paid app in another tutorial.
Step 24 – Next, in the Distribute in these countries section, you select the countries where your app will be available.
Step 25 – On the Consent section confirm that your app meets the Android Content Guidelines. Also, if you chose to make your app available in the United States, you should confirm that you accept the United States export laws.
Publish the App on Google Play
Step 26 – Push the Save Draft Button and if all the sections have a green check mark, your application is ready to be published.
Finally, push the Publish app button and your application will be available on Google Play within a few hours.
That’s it for this tutorial!
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