Publish to the Google Play Store

Mar 8 2022 · Kotlin 1.5, Android 12, Android Studio Arctic Fox | 2020.3.1

Part 1: Publish to the Google Play Store

11. Link to Google Play

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Linking to Google Play

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Google Play provides several link formats that let you bring users to your products in the way you want, from Android apps, webpages and more. Link formats let you link to the following. You will see how to link to store listing and developer's page in this episode. In order to link to store listing, you need to provide the fully-qualified package name of your app here. You can find your app's package name in application ID field inside the app module's build.gradle. Clicking on this link will take you to store listing page of Google Maps app. Go back. What is linking to a developer page? Use the format below to link your users to your developer page. On this page you can provide more details about your brand, feature an app and provide a list of other apps you have published. You need to know your developer account ID for this link. Switch to Google Play Console, click Account details in left navigation panel, copy Developer account ID, switch to Linking to Google Play page, click on this example, this is developer page of Google LLC. Update the developer account ID in the browser URL to yours, and you get this error, requested URL not found because you have not configured your developer page yet. Do that now. Switch to Google Play Console, click Developer page in left navigation panel, provide Promotional text, switch to Developer page and press back. You land at Google LLC developer page. This is developer name and this is the promotional text. Switch to Developer page in Play Console, provide Website address, however, it is optional. Then you have Developer icon and Header image. Switch to Google LLC developer page, you see two images. The one in circle is the developer icon and one at the back is the header image. You will upload both now. Select an app to feature on your developer page, click Save, your developer page is now ready to share. Click Copy link to the right of Share developer page, open new tab in browser, paste the link you just copied. It can take up to few hours for your developer page to be ready and then you can update it anytime from Google Play Console. I logged in after an hour and see that my developer page is ready. Awesome.