Google Play app Upload Instructions

Use these instructions to upload your Android App to Google Play Store.

Step 1: Create a Developer Account

You can skip this step if you already have a Developer Account

  1. Login to Google Developer Account Signup

  2. The sign up process is fairly straightforward, and you’ll need to pay a one-time registration fee of $25. After you’ve reviewed and accepted the Developer Distribution Agreement, you can proceed to make the payment using your credit or debit card.
    To finish the sign up process, fill out all your necessary account details, including your Developer Name, which will be visible to your customers on Google Play. You can always add more details later. Also, do remember that it can take up to 48 hours for your registration to be fully processed.

Step 2: Create an App

After your Developer Account is created, you can start adding your app.

  1. Go to All Applications and click on Create Application as shown below
  2. Select your app’s default language from the drop-down menu and type in a title for your app. Then click on Create

Step 3: Enter your app details for Store Listing

Before you can publish your app, you need to prepare its store listing. These are all the details that will show up to customers on your app’s listing on Google

  1. Enter the title, short and full descriptions for your app.
    If you cannot create these yourself, you can use our services :

  2. In this step you need to add all the graphics for your app.
    Under graphic assets, you can add screenshots, images, videos, promotional graphics, and icons that showcase your app’s features and functionality. Some parts under graphic assets are mandatory, like screenshots, a feature graphic, and a high resolution icon. Others are optional, but you can add them to make your app look more attractive to users. If you cannot create these yourself, you can use our services :

  3. Add other details like
    Categorization: This part requires you to select the appropriate type and category your app belongs to. From the drop-down menu, you can pick either app or game for the application type).
    Contact Details: This part requires you to enter contact details to offer your customers access to support regarding your app. You can add multiple contact channels here, like an email, website, and phone number, but providing a contact email is mandatory for publishing an app.)
    Privacy Policy: For apps that request access to sensitive user data or permissions, you need to enter a comprehensive privacy policy that effectively discloses how your app collects, uses, and shares that data. You must add a URL linking to your privacy policy in your store listing and within your app. Make sure the link is active and relevant to your app.
  4. Finally, click on Save Draft to save changes of this section.

Step 4: Upload APK to an App Release

Now that you have prepared the ground to finally upload your app, it’s time to dig out your APK file. The Android Package Kit (or APK, for short) is the file format used by the Android operating system to distribute and install apps. Simply put, your APK file contains all the elements needed for your app to actually work on a device.

  1. From the Dashboard left menu, click on App Releases and then click on Manage next to the Production Track as shown below.
  2. Proceed to APK upload. Choose APK file from your computer.

  3. Enter Release Name and Release Notes and click on Save. Then click on Review.
  4. Assign Rating If you don’t assign a rating to your app, it will be listed as ‘Unrated’. Apps that are ‘Unrated’ may get removed from Google Play. Click on Content Rating from Dashboard left menu and click Continue. Then fill the questionairre and click on Save. Then click on Calculate Rating. Finally click on Apply Rating to apply the rating.

  5. Set Pricing and Distribution options. Click on Pricing & Distribution in Dashboard left menu. Then choose Free or Paid.
  6. Set countries in which your app will be available. By default choose all countries as shown below. If you want to allow/block only certain countries, you can do that using radio buttons for each country.
  7. Select whether your app has ads or not. If you had enabled AdMob, then click on Yes.
  8. Agree to the Terms and Conditions that have (*) after them as shown below.
  9. Set App Content and Target Audience. Click on App Content from Dashboard left menu. Now click on Start and continue to next screens as shown below

Step 5: Roll-out App

  1. Check if all points are done. After finishing previous points, your left dashboard should have green ticks like below
  2. Now click on App Releases from left menu and click on Edit Release as shown below
  3. Click on Review and then finally click on Start Roll-Out to Production