This add-on will get you expert assistance for creating your app build and submitting it to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You get the following with this add-on product.
Since submitting the app build to both app stores is not a straightforward process and involves multiple layers of complexities, therefore, it involves some pre-requisites at the client’s end for both Android and iOS apps.
These are discussed below in detail.
For the Apple app submission, you are required to do the following 2 steps.
Follow these steps to fill an app listing in App Store Connect.
Open your App Store Connect account and Click on + symbol on the top left and then click on New App.
Make sure that the name is unique and has not been used before in the App Store. This field will turn red if the name is not unique.
Once your app listing is created and the test flight has been uploaded. In your App Store Connect account, navigate to the App Information section. This process is further segmented into the following sections.
Let us go through them one after the other.
Here we will submit the basic information for the mobile app.
Finally, click on the Save button in the top-right of the window to save your work. Now we will proceed to the next section after saving our app information.
In this section, we will define the pricing and demographic availability for your mobile application.
This section is divided into the following segments.
Select the distribution model for your app on the App Store. The available options are.
Finally, click on the Save button on the top right to save your settings.
Now click on the Prepare for Submission button on the left menu. Here we will submit the information that is required for app submission. This information will be reviewed by the App Store Connect reviewers. This is segmented into the following sections.
Submit the version information for your app here.
You are required to submit 2 sets of 4 screenshots in their respective dimensions. Which makes it a total of 8 screenshots.Details below.4 Screenshots of 1080 x 1920 px4 Screenshots of 1242 x 2208 px
It can take up to 15 minutes for the "+" sign to appear after uploading your app build.
Enter the general information about your mobile app.
Here you’ll submit information for the app review team regarding your mobile application.
If it is mandatory for your app users to sign-in to their account to access the app, then you must select the “Sign-in required” checkbox and provide the following details.
This is a crucial step as it is verified by the App Store review team and incorrect entries often lead to app rejection.
This is a mandatory requirement.
Finally, click on Submit for Review on the top right corner. You will be taken back to your app listing now and the status should have changed to Waiting for Review.
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 keeping the icon and screenshot designs ready of your app.
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 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 been already 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 to app to be available.
You are now 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).
App signing by Google Play
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 as soon as it goes live.