Do you want to create your app or game in Google Play Store? But don’t know how? Then you are on the right path. That’s because I know a killer guide that will ensure you can create and publish your app on Play Store.
You know what – Android apps are in great demand nowadays. And you can get the idea with 3.48 billion apps and games available on the Play Store – not to mention more than 3,739 apps are added on the platform daily.
Since everyone is trying their luck on Play Store to get their app or game successful – why don’t you do the same? If you have an idea, make it happen with my simple step-by-step guide.
How To Create A App In Play Store:
Creating apps on Play Store isn’t hard if I break it down into steps, which are:
Step 1: Create Your App First
You can create your app with Android Studio, which you can download from Android Developer’s site Google (https://developer.android.com). But, programming is required to create an app. You can hire a professional to develop an app if you can’t do it. Or learn to program and develop your app.
Step 2: Create an Account on Google Play Developer Console
You must access the developer’s dashboard or account to create and add your app to Google Play Store. So you have to create an account on the Google Play Developer Console. You just have to pay only $25 (one-time fee), and you can upload unlimited apps and games from there for the rest of your life.
Now, the Developer Console offers a wide range of features and options to make your app creation easy.
Step 3: Link Google Merchant Wallet Account with Developer Account
If you want to earn from your app with in-app purchases and downloads, you have to link your account merchant account to manage all the sales. You can link an account with your Developer account with these steps:
- Sign in on the Google Developer Console account.
- Tap on the “Reports.”
- Tap on the “Financial Reports” from the submenu.
- You will be directed to a webpage where you will see “Set up a merchant account now” – tap on it, fill in all the details, and add your merchant account.
Step 4: Create and Publish the App
Everything is linked and added; you can create your app on Play Store and publish it. Just Log in o your developer account and follow my lead:
- From the Google Play Console menus, tap on “All Applications.”
- From the submenu, tap on “Create Application.”
- A drop-down menu will appear. Select the “Language” there.
- Give a “Title” to your app.
- Tap on “Create.”
Step 5: Store Listing
On the Google Play Console, you can see the “Store Listing” option – tap on it. A page will appear on the right side. You have to fill in the necessary details regarding the app there.
You already filled in some of the sections, and now you have to do that again. Sections like app title, app language, translations, and a short description of your app within 8-30 words.
Step 6: APK or App Bundles Upload on the Play Store
You must now upload the app APK or APP Bundle on the Play Store.
- Tap on “Release Management” on the Google Play Console.
- Tap on “App Release.”
- Choose a type from the internal test, close test, production release, or open test.
- Tap on “Create Release.”
- Choose from “opt from Google Play apps Store signing on the app or not.”
- Tap on “OPT-OUT.”
- Tap on “Browse Files,” choose the APK, and upload it with the given instructions.
Step 7: Content Rating
The app you created must have a rating option so that users can rate their experience. If your app doesn’t have a rating section, it may be removed from the Play Store. So, you must go to the menu and tap “Continue,” When you are redirected to a page, fill in your Email address and other details for adding content rating and tap “Confirm.”
You have to add some questions for content rating for users to fill in and rate your app. So, add a questionnaire on the content rating like:
- Find and tap on the “Save Questionnaire” and fill in some questions.
- Tap on “Calculate Rating.”
- Tap on “Apply.”
Step 8: App Pricing and Distribution
Now, you have to decide the price for your app – whether you would like to release it free for users or paid instead. And also, make sure to choose countries where you want to release your app. That’s because Google Play Store doesn’t allow developers to release apps worldwide. Instead, they have to release it in selected countries.
- Go to the “Price and Distribution” from the Google Play Console.
- Choose either “Free” or “Paid.”
- If the app is suitable for kids under 13, select “Yes.” Otherwise, choose “No.”
- If you want to allow ads, select “Yes.” Otherwise, tap on “No.”
Step 9: Release App on Play Store
When everything is done correctly, it’s time to release your app on the Google Play Store.
- Go to the “App Releases.”
- Tap on the “Manage Production.”
- Tap on “Review.”
- Select “Start rolling to production.”
- Tap on “Confirm” to end the whole process.
How Much Does It Cost To Make An App On Play Store?
To make an app on the Google Play Store, you only need to pay a one-time fee, which is $25 only. It’s a lifetime fee that you have to pay while creating an account on the Google Play Console. After creating the account, you can make as many apps as you like without fees.
How Can I Create My Own App?
First, you need to have an idea for your app. I mean, what kind of app do you want to make? Then you can either use your programming skill or hire someone professional to do the technical part. Make a logo, graphics, design, interface, and other mandatory components. When all is done, create a Google Play Console account and make your app, as I mentioned in my guide.
Can I Put My App On the Play Store For Free?
Yes, you can put your app on the Play Store for free. But to do that without paying anything – you have to make a $25 payment to create a developers account on the Play Store, which is a one-time payment. After that, you can put as many apps on Play Store for free.
What Are The 7 Steps To Creating A App?
- Create an account on Google Play Developer Console.
- Link Google merchant wallet account with developers account.
- Create and publish the app.
- Store listing.
- Content rating.
- App pricing and distribution.
- Release the app on Play Store.
Conclusion: Creating apps for Android isn’t a rocket, after all. Just a little more programming and the rest are super easy like I mentioned here. And since Android apps dominate the internet, why not create your own and generate money from in-app purchases or ads? It’s the best way to make passive income.