How To Upload An App To Google Play Store?

Mobile App Development / October, 30 2022

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No one can doubt the popularity and authority of the Google Play Store account in the field of mobile applications and software. 

According to Play Store statistics, the category is strong because there are 3.48 million apps on the Play Store and nearly 37,900 apps are released every day. Numbers like the ones recommended in the Play Store for Android are great options for downloading your apps. 

Now, if you are wondering about "how to publish an app on the Google Play Store," end your quest here. We have covered the process of downloading from Google Play from start to finish. Without further ado, let's get into the Google Play post.

How to Submit Your App to the Google Play Store? Step-By-Step

So, here is the simple steps by which you can upload the Google Play Store app.

Step 1. Google Play Console

A developer account is required to publish your app on Google Play. The Google Play Console is a back-end software where developers can submit their Android apps to the Google Play Store and manage them. The Google Play Console charges a one-time nominal fee of $25 to create an account and access many of the control features provided by the platform. Once registered, you can submit your app to the Google Play Store for free.

Step 2. Google Merchant Account

If your app includes in-app purchases or you decide to sell a paid app, you need a Google Merchant account to manage the sale. From your Google Play Console, go to Download Stories and select Money. 

To access this page, you will need to create a Google Merchant account. To create one, click "Set up a sales account. 

Once your Google Merchant account is created, it will be automatically linked to the Google Play Console. You can now manage, review, and download your financial reports.

Step 3. Create App

Finally, the real process begins when you submit your application to the Google Play store app. From your Google Play Console, select All Apps from the left menu and click Create App. When you create a new app, you need to enter your app description.

  • App Name:

Enter your app name of up to 30 characters. Your app in the Google Play Store will appear with this name.

  • Default Language:

Set your app's language from the dropdown menu.

  • Apps or Games:

You can choose either apps or games. However, you can change this later through the store settings.

  • Free or Paid:

Specify if your app will be available for free or if the user has to pay for it. Although it can be updated later from the paid app page.

Note:

You can change this only when you publish your application. Once the app is published, you can no longer upgrade your free app to a paid app.

Step 4. Set up Store Listing

Once you click on "Create App," you will be redirected to the app dashboard. Expand Customize your app and select "Customize your store listing. Organize the Play Store list 

Under App Description, enter your Android app information.

  • App name:

You have entered the name, but if you want to change it, you can do it now. 

  • Short Description:

Enter a short description of your app, up to 80 characters. 

  • Full description:

  • Provide a description of up to 4000 characters for your app with targeted keywords to help Google show your app in front of the right audience. 
  • List of application details will be displayed.
  • Under Charts > you can upload app icons, screenshots, videos, and feature graphics.
  • App Icon:

Upload an image that will be seen as your app icon. Make sure the image is full-size. 

  • Feature Image:

Add an image to your app that can be used for promotional purposes. You can add icons and graphics to your application. 

  • Video:

Insert a YouTube link for your app video. It also has terms and conditions. Try to post your videos the same way you post on Youtube.
You can add a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 screenshots for mobile display within the maximum size and aspect ratio. 

  • 7-inch Screenshots:

Upload up to 8 screenshots for a 7-inch tablet screen. Remember to keep the screenshots within the given limits..

  • 10-inch tablet screenshot:

Upload up to 8 screenshots for a 10-inch tablet screen. Remember to respect the limits and boundaries of the body. 

Click on the Save button after you finish downloading the details.

Step 5. Content Rating

The next step involves content analysis. This step is very important; otherwise, it will be considered an unlisted app and get removed from the Google Play Store App. That's why content quality is important.

From your app dashboard:

  1. Go to Customize your app and select Content Level. Start giving rating for the content.
  2. Select "Start Quiz”. Start this quiz.
  3. The first is the category option in the content level list menu.
  4. Enter an email address that can be used to contact you. After that, select the category of your application. 
  5. Click Next and you will be asked a few questions about your application. Answer it to let the Google Play Store know more about your Android app. (Questions will be related to Content Analysis)
  6. Then, it will display a summary of the test scores, and you can click below to make changes.

Step 6. App Pricing

Now is the time to define whether your app will be free or paid. If it's already paid, you can set a price for your app. Go to app pricing in the Monetize section on the left menu.

Step 7. Upload App Bundles or AAB Files

Now comes the main stage where all the trauma goes. Finally, submit your app file to Google Play. Here you will decide whether you want to publish an internal test, an alpha test, a beta test, or a production test.

To do this, from the application dashboard:

1.) Access the appropriate section and select Create a new version.

2.) Now select "Create new version”.

3.) Then upload your app with AAB file and add the style details.

4.) After completing all the details, you can check for errors and fix them. Then you can finally choose the default launcher for your Android app.

Bingo!
Your app is published for review in the Google Play Store. Now all you have to do is wait for the approval from the Google Play support team. It will take up to seven days to get approved. Once approved, it will be publicly available for download on the Google Play Store.

Conclusion

We hope the instructions above guide you through the process of submitting apps from the Play Store. Once you submit the app to the play store, you need an active marketing plan to attract customers. Once an Android app is released, your app needs continuous effort to make it successful, otherwise, it will be overshadowed by the competitors.

 

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