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Publishing Android Apps on Google Play

Publishing Android Apps on Google Play

Slides I used during my talk at the Thesis/Capstone Commercialization Seminar 2015 of University of Perpetual Help System Laguna on August 26, 2015

Jomar Tigcal

August 26, 2015

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  1. Jomar Tigcal • GDG Philippines Community Manager • Android Developer

    • Have personal Android apps on Google Play Store
  2. Google Play • Official Android store • Available in more

    than 190 countries. Image Source: Wikipedia
  3. Google Play Developer Account One-time fee of $25 • Credit

    Card • Debit Card • GCash MasterCard • SMART Money MasterCard
  4. Google Payments Merchant Account • If you want to sell

    apps, in-app products or subscriptions • Not available in all countries • Available in the Philippines!
  5. Google Payments Merchant Account From the side navigation in the

    Google Play Developer Consoleclick the Reports icon Click Financial Reports Click Setup a Merchant Account now.
  6. Google Play Developer Console To publish a new application: •

    Click the Add New Application button. • Provide the default language and the name of the application • Upload APK or Prepare Store listing
  7. Upload APK • Create Android Package (APK) file signed with

    your release keystore • Upload the APK file • Provide the title, description, icon, screenshots, videos, category, and privacy policy of the application, along with your contact information and other details
  8. Prepare Store Listing • Provide the title, description, icon, category,

    and privacy policy of the application • Provide screenshots, videos • Provide your contact information
  9. Pricing and Distribution • Set if the app is free

    or paid (and the cost) • Select the countries where it can be available • Other distribution options.
  10. Content Rating You will need to answer a set of

    questions related to the app. It will then give your app a content rating.
  11. Publish the App Click the Publish app button * It

    may take hours before the app becomes live in the Google Play Store
  12. Pre-launch • Core App Quality Guidelines: https: //developer.android. com/distribute/essentials/quality/core.html •

    Launch Checklist: https://developer.android. com/distribute/tools/launch-checklist.html
  13. Post-launch • Check usage using Google Analytics • Promote App

    with Adwords, Admob • Drive installs from Google Search: Use App Indexing • Monetize using Ads: Admob • Update app: Bug fix, Feautures, Improvements