Publish to the Google Play Store

Learn how to build a release version of your app and upload it to the Google Play Store for testing and final release to end users. Also learn how to create a new developer account, how to use the new Google Play Console and familiarize yourself with the recent Google Play policies. By Bhavna Thacker.

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Learning path

This is part of the Android IDEs and Tools learning path. View Path.

Who is this for?

This course is for Android developers who want to publish their first Android app to the Google Play Store. This course expects you to be familiar with Android Studio and basics of Kotlin programming language. You will also need a Google developer account to upload your app to the play store which currently has a 25 USD fee.

Covered concepts

  • Configure app for Release
  • Developer Account Creation
  • Build and Sign Release Version of app
  • Familiarize with New Google Play Console UI
  • Create Play Store Listing
  • Different testing tracks
  • Google Play Policies and Policy Violations

Part 1: Publish to the Google Play Store

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Get an overview of the process and what you need in order to publish an app to the Play Store.

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Learn about five main tasks to prepare your application for release. Also learn in detail about configuring your app for release.

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Learn how to create a new developer account and set your developer profile.

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Learn how to build a release version of your application, which users can download and install on their Android-powered devices.

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Learn what’s new in Google Play Console, like its reorganized navigation menu and redesigned critical features around publishing and releasing.

Learn about best practices and common policy violations to avoid while selecting Developer name, App title and Descriptions.

Learn about best practices and common policy violations to avoid while preparing your App Icon and Feature Graphic.

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Learn to create store listing by adding required text as well graphics. Also learn to fill in related section like App Content which includes Privacy Policy, App Access, Content ratings and Data Safety section etc.

It is useful to get feedback from users before publishing a final version of your app. Learn about the different testing tracks and how to publish your app for internal testing.

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Learn how to create a Production release which will make your app available to the entire world! Also learn how to create a staged rollout and use managed publishing.

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Learn how to use the different link formats that Google offers to bring your users to your app’s home page, developer’s home page etc.

Learn about recent Google play policy updates. Also learn about different types of rejections in google play and how to handle each of them.