There are more than 1.2 Million Android Apps available in Google Play and close to 30 Thousand Apps added every month. With Android emerging as market leaders in mobile platform, it becomes necessary to have your App in Android more than iOS. The hardware which runs Android are also available in wide ranges which makes them a most viable platform to use for your startup ideas or for your business.
Android is a preferred platform for major business houses because of the availability of cheap devices and the easy way to push apps into devices. Many restaurants, retails outlets, factories, warehouses, hospitals etc.. have started using android apps for their internal applications.
Publishing to Google Play
The platform to publicise, sell and distribute Android applications to users around the world is Google Play. This is done in simple steps – Register, configure, upload and publish. The Google play Android developer Console is the interface to configure and publish once the developer registration process is complete. The publishing process involves the following tasks.
- Configure the application for release and build it in release mode. This signs the application with private release key without which the application cannot be published on Google Play.
- Leveraging the marketing and publicity capabilities of Google Play requires the users to create several graphical assets. Two screenshots of the application and a high resolution icon must be provided at the minimum.
- Configuring various publishing options and listing details for the application is next in the line. Countries the user wants to reach, languages the user wants to publish in, price to be charged in each country, application type, category and content writing are a part of this. Once this is done, upload the assets and application onto Google Play.
- Click Publish in the developer console to make the application available to the world after getting satisfied with the configured publishing settings.