You can upload an APK as either a production app, which means it is ready for general distribution, or as an alpha or beta test. Alpha and beta tests can be set up as either closed or open tests. With a closed test, you provide a set of email addresses and Google accounts that are authorized to install the app. With an open test, you are given a URL that you can send out to your testers that lets them install the app from the Google Play store.
- [Instructor] Once you've registered as a developer…for the Google Play Store, you can upload…your apps for distribution.…Once again start at the developer console.…Now this time I'm working in a different account,…one through which I've deployed…a bunch of different applications.…To create a brand new application,…click the button in the upper right corner,…enter a title for the application,…and then either click Upload APK…or Prepare Store Listing.…Now be aware, when you complete this dialog…that will create an entry in your list of applications…and you can't get rid of it.…
So rather than go through this process…I'm going to cancel out of this, and then go to…this record which I've created previously…so I can show you what a brand new app listing looks like.…You'll minimally need to enter the title…of your application, a short description,…and a full description.…Then you'll need to upload a bunch of graphical assets,…and I'll describe those in a later video.…And you'll need to go through other steps,…such as creating a content rating, setting your…
- Packaging apps in APK files
- Building a signed APK file
- Distributing through Google Play
- Adding app graphics
- Setting pricing
- Publishing the app
- Submitting an app to Amazon
- Tracking app use in Google Play and Amazon
Skill Level Intermediate
Building a Game App with the Android SDKwith David Gassner2h 6m Intermediate
1. Know Your Distribution Options
2. Package and Test the App
3. Distribute through the Google Play Store
4. Distribute through Amazon
5. Track an App's Usage
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