Hello, welcome to bunkers point. In this post we are going to show you how to upload your app to play store in detail.
So let’s get started,
First you’ll need to register a developer account in Google play console. It will cost you a 25$ for registering as a developer in play console. Don’t worry it’s a one time payment. After that you could upload as many apps you want.

REGISTER FOR A GOOGLE PLAY DEVELOPER ACCOUNT:

⦁ Sign up for a google developer account using google account.
⦁ Accept the Developer Distribution Agreement.
⦁ Pay the registration fees.
⦁ And finally complete your account details.

GENERATE A SIGNED APK/BUNDLE:

Usually, you would have built the debug apk which could simply be built by selecting and clicking on Build Apk .This is a debug apk which developers build so that they could test their apps but if you want to upload the app to play store then you need to generate a signed apk/aab .

STEPS TO CREATE APK:

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  • .Goto Build and select Generate signed Apk/Aab
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  • Select APK and Click next.
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  • Select create new keystore path and store it wherever you want
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  • Enter the keystore password,key alias ,fill certificate details and click Ok.
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  • Select destination and then select the build type as release , as google play store does not accept the apk/aab as type debug and check mark the signed versions v1 or v2 or both.
  • Click Finish and your done.

Android studio will now build the apk and you could locate or analyze the apk/aab after build is done.
One important thing you have to do as soon as your build is ready, always backup your keystore somewhere safe as it will be required at the time of updating your app. If you lose your keystore then nobody could help you , not even Google. As Google Play secures the app with key so it is necessary that you provide a key at the time of updating your app otherwise you will not be able to update the app in Play Store. If you don’t want to handle the key by yourself then no worries ,Google Play Console now has a feature that lets Google manage the app singing key .
The above steps were to create a signed apk but Google has launched Bundles .Now in Google Play Store ,app bundles can be uploaded instead of apk. Bundles helps in reducing the app size to about 50% and bundles are faster than apks.

STEPS FOR CREATING ANDROID APP BUNDLE:

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  • .Goto Build and select Generate signed Bundle/APK
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  • Select Android App Bundle and click Next.
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  • Select create new keystore path and store it wherever you want
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  • Enter the keystore password,key alias ,fill certificate details and click Ok.
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  • Select the destination and then select build type as release as google play store does not accept the apk/aab as type debug and check mark the signed versions v1 or v2 or both.
  • Click Finish and your done.

UPLOADING THE APK/BUNDLE TO GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE:

⦁ After registering to the Google Play Console, goto the All applications and select create application.

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⦁ Enter your app Title and click ok.
⦁ Now you need to enter details of your app for store listing, Pricing and distribution, content rating.

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⦁ And then in app releases , click on manage under production and then drag or copy your APK or AAB and wait for uploading.
⦁ If you don’t want to handle the key then you could opt in the app signing key and continue ,else opt out.
⦁ After everything is done ,your app will be under review and checks and when no issues found ,your app will be published in Google Play Store.


Note: You need to provide description,images,logo etc for your app.You’ll come to know it at the time of uploading the app. I’m pretty much sure you’ll be able to handle these things easily. If any doubt don’t hesitate to ask.

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