Get Your App on Google Play Store: A Step-by-Step Guide for Dummies


Ready to get your app into the Google Play Store? If you’re a complete beginner when it comes to app distribution, you’ve come to the right place. This step-by-step guide will take you through all the essentials for getting your awesome app published on Google Play. Let’s go!

Create a Google Play Developer account

Having an app available on Google Play Store is necessary for anyone who wants to make their idea commercially available. But before you can get your app on the Google Play Store, you must first create a Google Play Developer account. The process is relatively simple, although there are a few steps involved and it might take some time to complete them all.

The first step is to determine whether your organization has a Google account that you’ll use for your Google Play Developer account. If not, you can create one by following the instructions given in the sign-up page. Once an account is created and verified, you’ll need to fill up a form providing details like email address and organization name.


After that, you need to agree with the terms of service agreement and pay 25 USD as registration fee (final amount may vary depending on the country). Further you will receive a notification email from Google confirming successful sale transaction. After this payment step is finalized, your account will be ready within few hours of confirmation if all information provided was right.


Once everything has been set up, there are some settings that must be adjusted before releasing an app into the store: simply go to the ‘Settings’ page in order to get familiar with different fields. You should choose a ‘Default Language’, then follow other options such as: ‘Country Targeting’ or ‘Content Rating‘. Finally accept their Developer Distribution Agreement and then publish your amazing App!


Prepare your app for submission

Once your app is ready, you need to prepare it for the Google Play Store. The key steps you will need to take include making sure your app meets the content policies set by Google, setting up for a release, and getting your alpha or beta tests completed.

To meet Google Play’s content policies, apps must have appropriate descriptions and image sizes; should be suitable for all ages; mustn’t misuse device functionality; and shouldn’t contain anything that can be considered inappropriate content. In addition, there are some device interaction and Android Vitals requirements that you’ll need to meet in order to get approval from Google.


Once it is ready for submission, make sure you set coding focus points such as naming conventions and aligning with industry standards. You should also ensure clear access permissions with respect to data synchronization options such as background service use. Additionally, link with server-side APIs or libraries like Crashlytics which helps diagnose issues in apps real-time after they’ve been released on the store.


One of the most important steps you should take before submitting your app is completing a Alpha or Beta Testing phase which offers developers insights into how people are using their products before they launch – protect yourself from any last minute panic and issues due to unforeseen user behaviour!


Upload your app to the Google Play Console

App developers who want to market their product through the Google Play store must first upload their app to the Google Play Console. This powerful online tool allows developers to upload and manage their app, track downloads, and generate revenue through ads.

Before you get started uploading your app, you’ll need to have already created a Developer Account for your app. This is free and will require personal information about you as the developer including your name and contact information. You’ll need to create separate accounts if you are publishing apps for multiple organizations.


Once you have a Developer Account, it’s time to log in to the Google Play console with your account credentials from the Google Play Developer page. Once logged into the console, click on “Publish an Android App” to begin the process of uploading your app. You may be asked some additional information including whether you are publishing an update or creating a new version of an existing app or game solution. It’s important that you provide all necessary information here as this will be used by the store when verifying accreditation before marketing publicly any uploaded product.


Next, click on “Start Uploading” which will generate a pop-up window prompting for either an apk or file with your build parameters so that it can be launched on devices compliantly (this should coincide with any developer guidelines previously provided). Select files to upload then follow successive instructions as generated in order for review and subsequent launch through registering categories, enabling “billing” fields such as pricing plans offered and any promotions desired (discounts), setting location availability if necessary among other features which may be selected for use in functionality based on application type; these steps are fundamental throughout development initially which helps alleviate problems during review process thus speeding up time from submission 8to releasing publicly by allowing ready acceptance per implemented criteria provided ahead of time by registered user (you).


Review accordingly with all necessary data entry opetions completed and select “publish” button; wait slightly until process completes thus indicating successful elaunch of application into market by availability worldwide via popular mobile device accessor platform connected via internet connection (Google playstore). Good luck!


Test your app and remove any bugs

At this point in the process, your app should be ready for testing to make sure everything is working properly. It’s important to make sure your app is of the highest quality and is free of any bugs that can cause problems for end users. Here are some of the ways you can go about testing your app effectively:


    • Perform user testing with real people who will interact with the application and provide valuable feedback about its usability.
    • Develop a mobile device matrix that covers all major types of devices and platforms available, so you can test each one separately. This can help you find any necessary compatibility issues between different devices and operating systems.
    • Test various networking conditions like low-speed connections, 3G/4G networks, offline mode, and Wi-Fi connections to ensure everything works best in all scenarios.
    • Make sure to pay attention to any small details like formatting/styling errors or spelling mistakes by running prototype tests prior to releasing the final version of your application.
    • Pay attention to small details such as weather agents will work on small screens / tablets etc., layout breakage in various sizes etc..

Once testing is complete and any issues have been addressed, it’s time for the final step – submitting the app for review by Google Play Store! Here you will need to include important information about your application such as screenshots, branding resources, descriptions, and more so that users get a better understanding of what they’re downloading before they install it. Make sure all documentation is accurate; otherwise it could lead to delays in review processing or outright rejection due to missing information.


Time to Go live & Publish your app

You have come this far, now it is time to go live. You have successfully uploaded your implementation, and store listing. Now you are all set to hit the Publish button and get your app out there on the Google Play store.

Google’s Google Play Console has a convenient way to do this. All you need to do is click on the Publish button under Release & Rollout section and confirm your app by selecting a track that fits best for your app.


Here are a few tracks available for release:


    • Alpha: It allows you to test only with selected testers who are familiar with testing and understand the risks associated with pre-release versions of your app.
    • Beta: This feature allows user feedback from a group of trusted testers – this group can be larger than Alpha testing and run of longer duration (could be up a month).
    • Production: The production track is where most apps launch because it’s open to all global Google Play users who meet minimum version requirements specified in the Store Listings page.

After choosing the right track, click on “Review” based on each storefront locale that you’re shipping in. Then press “Rollout” after completing reviews as needed within each locale requested to ensure there are no translation problems or other content issues. Now that you have completed one time setup details, click on “Publish” finally! Always remember that good designers go through almost tens of iterations before they create something extraordinary so don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect initially!



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