In order to publish your app on Google Play, you need a Google account and you need to pay a one-time developer fee. Start at developer.android.com and click the Distribute link. From there, click the Developer Console link. If you're not already logged in with a Google account, you'll be prompted to log in or create an account now. Follow those prompts and eventually, you'll come to the Developer Console home screen.
- [Instructor] Before we can begin publishing our application to the Google Play Store, we need to first sign up for a Google Play Developer account, or at least register an existing Google account as a developer. We can do this by going to developer.android.com/distribute/console and click the Sign In button. If you're not already signed into a Google account it will ask you to do so. Once you're signed in you'll be brought to a screen that will ask you to accept the developer agreement down at the bottom.
This is the distribution agreement that goes over all the fun legal stuff and info about that 30% fee that they charge on transactions. Once you're comfortable with it check the I agree button and click Continue to Payment. There is a one-time developer registration fee of $25. Once you complete payment you'll be asked to fill in a few more bits of information about your account and then you'll be brought to the Google Play Developer Console.
Once you're at your Google Play Developer Console you'll notice that it looks a little empty right now, but don't worry, we will change that soon enough by publishing our app.
- Exploring the distribution options
- Cleaning up your code
- Building a signed APK file
- Configuring build types and variants
- Distributing through Google Play
- Adding app graphics
- Setting pricing
- Publishing the app in Google Play
- Submitting an app to Amazon
- Tracking app use in Google Play and Amazon