The Google Play store is the single largest source of mobile applications for Android users. All Android smartphones use it to explore and download applications. So, it makes a lot of sense to have your app featured prominently on it since it ensures more downloads. In this guide, you’ll learn how to submit your app on the Google Play store.
Let’s get into it!
1. Getting all information ready and Creating an App
Using your Play Publisher account, log in to the Google Play Console. To start creating an application, select ‘All Applications’ in the left-hand menu. Click on ‘Create Application’ in order to begin creating your app.
Enter a title (50 character limit and choose a language for your app. Now, continue by clicking ‘Create’. On the page that follows, you’ll have to add all the relevant information about your app. This includes:
2. Uploading APK or app bundle files
To upload APK, go to the ‘App Releases’ section from the left menu. You have different options regarding the type of release. Production is the final release to submit a live version of your final app to the Google Play store. Beta and Alpha releases give you the opportunity to test your app, receive valuable feedback, and make improvements to your app before a final release.
After selecting the type of release, you will be redirected to the next page. Click on Create Release to go to the New release to the production page. Choose whether you want to use the Google Play app signing on your app or click on OPT-OUT to ignore and sign in locally. Click on Browse Files. Choose your app’s APK or App Bundle files to upload. Click on Review at the bottom right of the page. This confirms and submits your app’s release information.
3. Your App’s content rating
To set your app’s content rating, you will need to go to the ‘Content Rating’ page from the left menu.
4. Pricing and Distribution Plan
Go to the ‘Pricing & Distribution’ page from the left menu. Select whether you want your app to be ‘Free’ or ‘Paid’. Select ‘Available’ for the countries you want your app released in. Select the ‘Unavailable’ option otherwise. If your app is suitable for children under the age of 13, select Yes for ‘Primary Child-Detected’. If not, then select No. If your app contains ads, check Yes for ‘Contains Ads’. If not, then check No.
5. Publish the App
Now that everything is ready, you can release the app! Go to the ‘App Releases’ section from the left menu.
With that, you have now successfully rolled out your app. Now, it will send all the information to Google for review. If everything is perfect, in about two hours your app should be shipped and published on the Google Play store in the countries that you’ve selected