Google Play Store is the best platform for you to reach billions of global users. Launching your app in an App Store provides immense opportunities to understand the target audience and gain app visibility. Read further to learn the steps involved in the App submission process.
Create a developer account
A developer dashboard is imperative for you to upload your app to Google Play. Google play console is the backend control center from where you can submit play store apps for android. A developer account provides you with many functions and control features for a one-time fee of $25.
After paying this one-time fee, you can submit apps to Google Play for free.
Fill in all the required credentials while creating the account, such as your name, currency, country, and more. It will take around 48 hours to get the developer account approved.
Creating a merchant account.
A merchant account is needed for those apps you submit to Google Play that have in-app purchases. So, create a Google wallet merchant and link it to your developer account. You can do this by signing into the Google Play Console in the ‘Financial Reports’ option, after which you will be able to manage and track the app sales.
Create your App.
After you log into your developer account, here are a few steps you need to take to publish the app to Google Play:
- In the menu option, go to ‘All applications.’
- Select create application.
- Choose the app’s default language.
- Create the app’s title, which can be changed later.
Details for App Store Listing.
Filling the accurate details for the App store listing. It is essential in the Google Play app uploading process. You can work with the app marketers to create the best possible outcome for your app to sell successfully. The following sections must be filled for the App Store Listing:
- Create an App title within 50 characters.
- Write both the short and long description with the proper density of relevant keywords.
- Add appropriate visual elements e.g. app screenshots, icons, videos, and graphics.
- Create app translations in other languages.
- Select the correct type and category for your app.
- Add accurate contact details. Email id, contact number and website details are mandatory.
Create a notable App Store Listing page to make a great first impression when the user visits your app.
Upload the APK.
The Android package kit is a file format that stores, distributes, and then installs apps on Android devices. In the menu, select release management.
- Select app releases.
- Choose the type of release from internal test, closed test, open test, or production release.
- Click create release.
- Then upload the APK files.
For a specific category of users, select either internal test, closed test, or open test. If your app is ready to be introduced to a wider audience, then choose production release. However, it is better to test the app thoroughly with a smaller audience before a massive launch.
Rate your app’s content.
It is important to rate your app’s content to avoid the risk of being removed by Google Play. Provide accurate information and correct rating to attract the relevant audience to your app. Remember that a false rating will also get your app removed from the play store.
Select a Pricing model.
You can make your app either paid or free. Google Play allows you to change from a paid app to a free version later but not from a free one to a paid app. So, carefully choose your pricing model.
Then select the countries you want to take your app to and manage the pricing in respective currencies. You can choose specific Android programs and devices for your app.
Once the above steps are done, your app is ready for submission to the Google Play Store. You might be informed of incomplete information, errors, or warnings. Correct, recheck, and test before moving further. After the app submission Google Play takes time to review and approve your app. After which, the app is successfully launched and is ready to be viewed by the app store visitors.