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Deploying an Android app in Google Play

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    IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT GOOGLE PLAY APP SIGNING

    Read this important information about Google Play App Signing here, before you start uploading apps to Google Play!

    1. Requirements for Android apps

    2. Uploading to Google Play

    Uploading to Google Play is very straightforward. There's the application file with extension .apk.

    2.1. Creating a new application

    Creating a new application

    When you login to your Android Developer Account, select ‘Create Application‘. This will bring up a screen where you can upload your .apk file.

    2.2. Uploading your first APK file

    Uploading your first APK file

    When you upload the .apk file for the first time, you will be presented with the screen that allows you to select the .apk file.

    3. Add artwork

    When both files are uploaded, you should also upload your artwork. A couple of things are required:

    2 application screenshots:

    These should be any of the following sizes:

    • 320 x 480, 480 x 800, 480 x 854, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 800
    • 24-bit PNG or JPEG (no alpha)

    High Resolution Application Icon:

    • 512 x 512 pixels
    • 32-bit PNG or JPEG
    • Maximum: 1024 Kb

    The final steps to deploy your application to Google Play are: click ‘Publish‘ and ‘Activate‘ your application. It can take a couple of hours before your app will become available in the Google Play store. 

    4. Android Keystore

    For more details about the Android Keystore, please check this article. If you are migrating your app from another platform, check out this paragraph specifically.

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