This article will cover all the steps required to upload an APK to the Google Play Store
You will need a developer account on the Google Play Console. Click here for a guide on creating a Google Play developer account.
We recommend that you keep the icon and screenshot designs ready along with AAB or APK file for your app. Click here for a guide to download the Android app build file.
Navigate to the Google Play Console website and follow these steps to create the app listing.
Once logged in, you’ll be redirected to your play console account in the All apps section.
You’ll now be redirected to the Create app page, the following information will be required for your app listing.
In the App details section, enter the following details.
In the Declarations section, enter the following details.
Navigate to the Initial setup > First steps and click on App access.
Here you have to declare the type of access to your app.
Navigate to the Initial setup > First steps and click on Ads.Here you have to declare whether your app contains ads or not.
Click on the Start questionnaire button to get started.
Under the category section, enter the following details.
Click on Next at bottom-right to proceed with the Questionnaire.
Select the answers for the following queries.
Click on Save and the Next at bottom-right.
You’ll now be redirected to the results of the questionnaire.
Here you are required to submit details based on your target audience and the app content.
Appeal to children
Here you will declare whether your store listing can unintentionally appeal to children.
Select whether your mobile app is a news app or not.
All the steps under the Dashboard > Initial setup are now complete.
Here you manage how your app is organized on the Google Play Store and how your users can contact you.Let’s begin with the first section here, i.e., the App Category.
Under the Store settings section, enter the details of the category and app type that best describes the content or main functions of the app. This will help users discover apps on Google Play Store.
This selection has already been made at the beginning.
Select the checkbox to advertise your app outside of Google Play Store.Click on Save at the bottom right.
Navigate to the Initial setup > First steps and click on Set up your store listing.Edit your app’s name, icon, screenshots, and more to present how your app looks to users on Google Play.
Enter the details of your mobile app that will be shown on your app listing page.
Submit the designs for your app that will be shown on your app listing page.
Finally, click on Save to submit your details.Navigate back to the Dashboard from the left menu.
Navigate to the Countries/regions tab.
Here you get to add the countries and regions where you want your app to be available.
You will now be redirected to the Production section where you can see the selected countries and regions.
In this section, we will upload our Android app build file (AAB or APK).
Scroll down to the App signing by Google Play section and do the following.
This allows Google to manage the app signing key for your app and it will use it to sign each release.
Scroll down to the App bundles and APKs section and do the following.
Enter the following details for your release.
You can click on Save at the bottom-right to save your progress at any time.
You have now successfully uploaded the app build. On the Create production release, you’ll be able to verify your app release details.
Scroll down and click on Start rollout to Production at the bottom-right.Then click on Rollout on the pop-up to confirm the action.
You have now successfully submitted your Android app to the Google Play Console.Your app will now be reviewed and you’ll be notified via email by Google Play as soon as it goes live.