How to Publish your Android App on Google Play Store?

Knowband Guide- How to Publish your Android App on Google Play Store

After spending a substantial amount of time developing an Android application, the next step is to publish your Android app on Google Play Store. Currently, there are more than 1 billion active users of Android. Publishing your app on the Google Play Store will make your reach prospective audience base at ease. If we look at the following statistics, the number of available applications in the Google Play Store from December 2009 to June 2024 is gradually increasing:

With such a huge no of apps available in the Play Store, publishing an android app would be quite beneficial for your business. If you are a newbie in the field of app development or this is your first-time publishing an Android App on Google Play Store, here are some useful tips on that:

Recommended Read: Pre-Requisites to Publish App on the Google Play Store

Knowband Step-by-Step Guide on How to Publish Your Android App on Google Play Store

1. Create a developer account in Google Play Console

To begin with the app upload, the initial steps comes as creating a new developer account. Furthermore, there are 2 types of Google Play Console developer account: Individual and organizational.
Creating a new developer account starts with visiting the Google Play Developer Console sign-up page. You can only register a new Play Console developer account only if you have enabled 2-Factor authentication on your Gmail account.

Knowband guide - started the google play console

Either you can select the option as an Individual registration, or if you are willing to register as a business, you can select the organization type from the dropdown list.

2. Submit the Details:

If you are registering into a new Play Console developer account, you are going to need a D-U-N-S number for your organization, A contact phone number and email address for Google Play users, A contact phone number and email address for Google, and a single time fee of $25 USD.

Submit the details in Play Console Developer account

Once these details are submitted, you can get your Play Console Developer account approved within 3-5 business days.

3. Upload your app

Upload your android app with Add new application option.

Upload your android app with Add new application option in Play console

To submit a new app, click on the create app button shown in the above screenshot. Once done, you will have to fill in the basic details such as the App name, default language, selection between app and game, and the Play Console policy declarations.Create app in Play Console account

Fill in the requested details and click on the create app button.

4. Set-up Your App:

Once the basic details are submitted, you will be redirected to the Play console account dashboard. For the next step, click on the dashboard tab visible in the side menu and visit the Set up your app section.

Set-up your app in play console account dashboard

Here you will have to fill all the details that are mandatory to submit the app on the Play console. Start by one by one. Once you are done with the app content section, there comes the next step.

5. Enter Store listing details

Your app page plays a very vital role in attracting Android users. Keep its details compact and precise. After uploading the APK file, go to the store listing page and add the following details related to your application:

  • Full description ( up to 4000 characters)
  • Short description( up to 12 to 80 characters)
  • App snapshots
  • Promo video
  • YouTube video URL (optional).
  • Chromebook Screenshots (Optional).

You can also provide details such as contact, category, and more. These store listing details can be updated whenever required.

Details about store listings

6. Add pricing and distribution details

Now come pricing and distribution details. Enter the price of your app with the following steps:

  • Select whether your app is free or paid.
  • Select the targeted countries.
  • Check the boxes stating that your app complies with the content guidelines.

Save the details and further move on to the next step.

There are a few extra options are available that might not be mandatory while publishing the app, but they surely prevent your app from getting negative feedback. Also, you can manually filter non-compatible devices. So, use these options to curb any negativities and stay at the top of your game.

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Note: These steps are applicable only in case you have a registered account as “Organization” on the Play Console. If you have registered as an Individual, you will have to meet the closed testing requirements for app submission.
Check out our other article about “Google makes closed testing mandatory for the personal accounts“.
Once the closed testing is done, you can submit your Android app on Play console by following the same steps as mentioned in the article above.

In Conclusion

A well-crafted Google App page is a key to your app’s success. With the above-discussed points, it is quite clear that publishing an Android App on Google Play Store is a simple process and just requires a few minutes. So, go ahead, publish your app, and reap out benefits of the Google Play Store.

If your app somehow got rejected by Google regulators, don’t worry, we got you covered. There might be a few reasons behind Google declining your app which are discussed here along with proper solutions.

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One thought on “How to Publish your Android App on Google Play Store?

  1. Thanks for sharing the valuable information. But, I have a question on my head that app submission on Google Play Store includes any charges?

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