10 Steps To Publish Your First Android App On Google Play Store
Create An Account
Before publishing your app, you have to create a separate Google account for your app. Once you created, you have to pay a small amount to google in order to activate that account , after your transaction a confirmation mail will be sent to confirm your transaction.
Familiarise Yourself With Developer Console
Developer Console is the important tool for Uploading app in the play store.Before Publishing the app know about developer console.
Fill The Necessary Account Details
Fill the Details of Your Name and other details which is to be displayed in the play store , after filling all the required details you have to wait for 48 hours to display these details in play store.
Link Your Merchant Account
If the app which your Android app development company developed is a paid app then you have to link your google merchant into this profile. This will be used for transaction purpose of the payment of the app.
Upload Your Apk File
After logged into the Developer Console, click on Add New Application in the All Applications tab. Select the correct Language from the list and then type the Title of the app which is your app’s name with which it will appear in the Play Store.
After this, select the Upload APK button to land on a new page, which would be the homepage for your app. Here upload the.apk file of your app.
Alpha beta testing of your app
Before launching the app in play store you have to test the app with various user in order to find the reviews . Alpha , Beta testing options will be available in the apk section of developer console .using that , you can release the alpha , beta testing version of the app for user to download
This is the most important part of apps in the play store , after uploading your apk go to STORE LISTING tab . There you can find some descriptions like
- Short Description
- Full Description
- Contact Details
- Screenshot Of The App
- Video Url Of The App
Pricing & Distribution Details
After Finishing the Above Process go to Pricing & Distribution tab . if your app is free then select free checklist else select the paid checklist . Choose the countries in the list to show your app those countries alone. Apps will be showed to the countries which you are selected in the distribution list