How To Publish an Android App on Google Play Store

09 Oct. 12
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All this while perhaps you have been thinking to publish that android app of yours but have been a little apprehensive on the correct way to do it. Well this is where we step in. Here we present a How To guide to publish your app on Google Play Store and get started.

But wait before you publish your app, do you have your checklist ready? Yes there are a few things you need to do before you can actually publish your app. It will help you in your mobile application development journey.

Let me walk you through it.

There are a number of things that you can include with your application while publishing your android app. This includes

  • Listing details
  • Store Graphics
  • Screenshots
  • Videos

Listing details

  • App Name- select a suitable app name for your application. There is no limit to the number of characters you app name can have.
  • App Description- Write suitable description for your app, not exceeding 4000 characters. This should be brief, concise and to the point.
  • Category- It is required that you set a category for you application.
  • Application Type- It is also required that you set a category for your application. This could be either set as application or game
  • Organization Name- It is also required that you mention the name of organization while filling up the details.
  • Support information- This includes url, email, phone number etc.

Store Graphics

These are the promotional graphics that are used in the store to promote your Android app. Make sure you make the most attractive and most illustrative graphics for your Android app. The Google play store allows for the following three images.

App Icon-

this is critical to your app. Make sure you spend the required time to create your app icon. This image has the following constraints

  • 512 x 512 px
  • 32-bit PNG
  • Max size 1024KB
  • Transparency allowed

Promo graphic-

This is optional but using  promo graphics greatly enhances the image of your app.This image has the following constraints

  • 180 x 120 px
  • 24-bit PNG
  • No border
  • No Transparency

Feature graphic-

This is also optional but is required to get your app featured anywhere. This image has the following constraints

  • 1024 x 500 px
  • safe frame of 924 x 400 px
  • 24-bit PNG
  • No Transparency

Screenshots

This is going to be the mirror of your app. Although the number of required app is only 2 but it is only helpful to submit more screenshots.

The required constraints for the screenshots is

  • 6 additional optional
  • 480 x 800 px, or 480 x 854 px
  • 72dpi, RGB, flattened
  • No transparency
  • High quality JPEG or 24-bit PNG
  • No borders
  • Can show status bar

Videos

Finally you can even show how your app works through a video. This can greatly increase the chances of popularity of your app as the viewer can get synopses of your application. Google recommends the length of the video to be anything between 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

Apart from this you need to set some other parameters as well. Like

  • Size- the size of the app should not exceed 50 Mb
  • Pricing- you need to decide whether your app should be free or priced.
  • Country distribution- you get to decide which country or territories your app should be distributed.
  • Rating- This is the maturity rating required of your app. You can set is as everyone, low maturity, medium maturity, high maturity.

Last but not the least you need to read and fully understand the Google play policies and agreement and agree to it.

Finally you need to build and prepare a ready release version of your application. This APK is then uploaded. This includes

  • Optimization
  • Building
  • signing with your release key
  • Final testing.

All this and you are good to go.

See uploading an app was never more simple then now.

Hope to see you apps on the store

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1.Go to this Url

 

Google Play Search
Google Play Search

2.Click This Button.

Upload app in Google play, Upload app
Upload app in google play store

3.Firstly, Upload your APK file.

App uploaded, Google play
Upload Your APK

4.Update Screenshots and all stuff.

Apps all Stuff

5.Fill your personal Information at last & accept the agreement.

Apps Contact information, Web information, Email & other
Accept the agreement

6.Lastly,  Click on activate, save & Publish Button.

Activate, save and Publish Button
Activate, save and Publish Button

Your Android app will be updated on market after 2-3 hours of this these all process. Let us know if you need any more help in publishing your android app, we have a talented team of developers to help you. Meanwhile you can check some cool android applications developed @letsnurture here Android App by LetsNurture.

Write to us at info@letsnurture.com.

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