The Step-By-Step Guide To Publish Your App on Google Play Store
Imagine your business is possible to reach more than 2 billion people worldwide. It’s the number of Android users that Google announced in 2017. On the Google Play Store, a lot of potentials can surge for your business by landing a mobile app there. Together with Google’s Academy, the nandbox team will guide you to the Google Play Store.
Within the coming lines, you will know how to upload your app – built on nandbox App Builder – on the Google Play Console. There, you can prepare your app to get published on the Google Play Store and manage it as well in the future. That’s after creating the Google Developer Account, as explained in a previous article.
What is nandbox App Builder?
nandbox is a Canadian mobile app development platform, established in 2016. The SaaS platform has developed a no-code, mobile app builder, which enables everyone to make mobile apps with best-in-class capabilities. With nandbox App Builder, you can build personalized, native, hosted-ready mobile apps with simple drag-and-drop. Neither coding nor upfront costs needed – but a 14-day free trial and life-time app support.
6 basic steps on Google Play Console to anchor your app on the Play Store
Step 1: Bundle generation and saving
Generate the Bundle of your app on the nandbox dashboard, and save it to later upload on the Play Console.
Step 2: Create Application on the Play Console
– Navigate to your Play Console, then start creating an application. On the left menu, go to All apps then click Create app.
– Fill in the requirements: App name, Default language, App or game, Free or paid.
– Acknowledge the declarations, and accept Play App Signing Terms of Service.
– Then, click Create app.
Step 3: Store listing
– You will find on the left menu Store presence, click Main store listing and fill in the required information:
- App name: Your app’s name on Google Play.
- Short description: The first text users see on your Play Store app’s detail page.
- Full description: Your Google Play description. Explain how your app will benefit users and what to be expected.
– Don’t forget to click Save Draft at the bottom right of your screen after you finish this step.
– Note that the info that your app will appear with on the Play Store depends on your input in the section Product Details.
That’s why you have to stick to the guidelines of the uploads to realize a successful publish. Check this Google article to get more information on how to do it.
Step 4: App releases
– Go to Production on the left menu, the click Create new release.
Here comes the role of the Bundle you have released from nandbox dashboard in the first step. When going for the Production track, your app becomes ready to publish – without prior testing.
– So tap on Upload once you get in App Bundles section, and add your nandbox-Bundle.
Step 5: App content
Go to “App Content” on the left menu to start filling in the required information:
1) Content ratings:
It aims to deliver trustable ratings to your app’s users. Thus, providing true and presentable information while filling out the questionnaire is essential. Click on Manage to configure its settings:
- Category: Enter an email address for Google to contact you about rating, and add your app type
- Questionnaire: Completing the questionnaire depends on your app type
- Summary: To review all the data you entered
You need to clarify whether your app has ads or not.
4) App access:
This part has to do with the process of logging in. If your user has to sign in with an email address or a mobile device, Google will need to know how to do that in order to review your app. If you don’t follow these steps, you won’t be able to make any new releases, and Google may remove your app from the shop.
– If your app has a specific login method: Add your instructions, make sure to mark on All or some functionality is restricted and to allow google to use your credentials.
Check out this document to find out how to get your login instructions.
– If your app has no login method: mark on All functionality in my app is available without any access restrictions.
5) Target audience and content:
- Target age: targeting a specific age group
- App Details
- Ads: If your app contains ads
- Store Presence: If your app appeal to children or not
6) News app:
7) COVID-19 contact tracing and status apps:
8) Data safety:
This part is about how you, as an app owner, collect data from your users:
- Data collection and security
- Data types: Add all types of data you collect
- Data usage and handling: how data is used and handled
Note that you must mark your data types first to configure each single type in the Data usage and handling part.
9) Advertising ID:
Make sure to mark Yes and select Analytics.
Check out the rating system of Google Play for more information.
Step 6: App Pricing
– The last basic step is to click Products on the left menu, then select App Pricing. There, you have to set your app’s pricing and select which countries you want your app to reach.
– Read the Android Content Guidelines before checking the boxes of the Consent section. The same you will have to do with the US export laws.
– Click Ready to publish as a final action before launching your app on the Google Play Store.
Within a few hours, your app will take its place on the Play Store. To review its status and later manage all your apps, go to All apps on your Google Play Console.
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