Android Publication

Publishing Your Android App is Just a 3 step Process.

Step 1 – Download Your Apk From Mobimatic
Step 2 – Create A Google Developer Account (If you don’t already have one)
Step 3 – Upload Your Apk to Google Playstore

 

Step 1
Download Your App From Mobimatic

 

Android application package (APK) is the package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps and middleware.  Mobimatic generates the apk for you.

Login to your mobimatic dashboard
Edit the app you want to download apk for.
click ‘Publish

Now Click ‘Generate apk

It takes about 10 hours on the average for the system to build an apk file.
You have to wait for the apk to be generated.

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After the apk has been generated you will now be able to download the apk.
To download, click on ‘ Download Latest apk

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If you don’t see the download link there, then check your mailbox

Hurray!
You have successfully downloaded your apk.

 

 

Step 2
Open A Google Developer Account

To publish apps on the google play store and make it available to all android users you need to have a google developer account. To get a google developer account, you have to pay a one time fee of $25 directly to google. This is a registration fee google charges all developers. Its a one time fee and after that you can publish unlimited apps on google app store.

  1. Login to your normal google account.
  2. Visit  https://play.google.com/apps/publish/signup/
  3. Accept the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreementdev
  4. Click on ‘Continue to Payment’
  5. You will be redirected to the payment page where you make payment of a $25 USD one-time registration fee that you can pay with the following credit or debit cards:MasterCard
    Visa
    American Express
    Discover (U.S. only)
    Visa Electron (Outside of the U.S. only)
    Note: The types of cards accepted may vary by location.

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  6.  Complete your account details
    Type your account details. Your “Developer name” is displayed to customers on Google Play Store. You can add more account information after you’ve created your account.

Step 3
Upload Your App

The next step is to upload your app to the app store.
Get your assets ready…
This is what you will need

App Name : Creative Name For Your app e.g BI L
App Icon:  An icon image for your app (512px by 512px)
App Description : Long and short description for your app
App Images: 3 Images to illustrate your app: It could be screenshots or any other image to illustrate you app.

 

1. Click All Applications and then click Create application.

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2. Select your Default language, enter your app Title and click Create.

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3. The Store Listing tab.

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4. In Product Details enter the Short and Full description of your app.

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5. In Graphic Assets (Phone), click BROWSE FILES or drop a screenshot to add screenshots of your app.

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You must provide at least 2 screenshots of your app.

6. Click + Add high-res icon or drop the icon to add your app icon (512×512).

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7. Click + Add feature graphic or Drop a Feature Graphic. This image will be displayed at the top of your Store Listing page in the Play Store.

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8. You can also add a Promo Graphic and a Promo Video (YouTube video URL) to promote your app, but it is optional.

9. In Categorization, select your Application Type, Category, and Content Rating.

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10. In Contact Details, enter your Website, Email and Phone number (optional).

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11. In Private Policy you have to enter the privacy policy URL of your application.

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12. Click Save Draft.

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13. Click on the App releases tab, and click on Manage Production.

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14. Click on Create release.

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15. For the message, Google Play App Signing, click on OPT-OUT.

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Then drag and drop your APK file or click BROWSE FILES, and browse to your APK file.

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16. Click the Content Rating tab. Review the information and click Continue.

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17. Enter your email address.

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18. Select a category and complete the questionnaire.

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19. Once you have completed the questionnaire, click Save questionnaire.

 

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Then click Calculate rating,

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and to finish click Apply rating.

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20. Click the Pricing & Distribution tab.

21. Choose the User programs (generally Google Play for Work), then choose your app’s type, Free or Paid.
If you want to publish a paid app, you must add a merchant account to your Google Play Account.
Note: Once an app is published as Free, it is not possible to change to Paid.

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22. In Countries, select Available to distribute your app in all regions, or select specific countries from the list.

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23. In Primarily Child-Directed, select if your app is directed towards children or not.

In Contains Ads, select if your app contains ads or not (if you use AdMob for your app select Yes).

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24. In User Programs, you can choose to opt-in to the Google Play for Education option (optional), and in Consent to the Marketing opt-out option (also optional).

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25. In Consent, read the Android Content guidelines and select the check-box to indicate that your app meets the guidelines.

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Then read the US export laws, and select the check-box.

26. Click Save Draft.

27. To enable Push Notifications for your app:
in Services and APIs tab, click on Link a sender ID.

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Copy and paste this GCM Key: AIzaSyCfUQTgAqevb7SWV_cG8VUnZwcRrxFapxE

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28. If everything is alright, the App releases, Store Listing, Content Rating and Pricing & distribution tabs will have a green check mark. If not, something is missing.

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29. Click on Ready to publish.

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30. Click on Manage Releases.

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31. Click on Edit release.

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Then click on Review.

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Click on Start rollout to production.

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And to finish click on Confirm.

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Voila! Your app is published.
(The status of your app is now Pending publication and it will be available on the Google Play Store within few hours.)

 

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