How to publish an App on Google Play Store
In order to publish an Android App on Google Play Store, you need to have a Google Developer account ( https://play.google.com/apps/publish/signup/ ). Anyone can create a Google Developer account for a one-time fee of $25.
In order to get the .apk file that will be uploaded on Google Developer website, you need first to submit the app from Application Dashboard > Ready to Publish.
You may request the "Instant Build" or "Build & Publish" option during the submission process.
Once you finished the submission process of the app, you will receive a download link for the Binary File on the Email address that was registered within the platform. The download link can also be found in Application Dashboard.
Download the Binary File. It will be in .zip format. Unzip it and find the .apk file inside - called "app-release.apk"
If you selected "Instant Build" during the submission process, you will receive the download link for the binary file within one hour.
If you selected "Build & Publish", you will receive the binary file within 2 business days. Also, we will add screenshots for the application inside the zip folder.
Once you have done all the above mentioned steps, you can publish the app on your Google Developer account.
Step 1. Login on your Google Developer console account https://play.google.com/apps/ and select "Add new application"
Step 2. Set a title for the application and then upload the .apk file which is located in the zip folder you have downloaded from your App Domination account.
Step 3. The next step is Store Listing. Here you need to set the Application's Metadata (title, description, screenshots, etc).
a) Title, Description and Promo Text. The end user will see the Application Title, Description an Promo Text on Google Play Store. The Promo Text field is optional. If you complete this field, then you need also to upload a Promo Graphics Image.
b) Screenshots. You can upload up to 8 screenshots for each supported device platform; phone, 7-inch tablet, and 10-inch tablet.
To publish your Store Listing, you must provide a minimum of 2 screenshots.
JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha)
Minimum dimension: 320px
Maximum dimension: 3840px
The maximum dimension of your screenshot cannot be more than twice as long as the minimum dimension.
c) Icons, graphics and promo video. To publish your Store Listing, a High-res icon is required. This icon is used in various locations on Google Play.
High-res icon requirements:
32-bit PNG (with alpha)
Dimensions: 512px by 512px
Maximum file size: 1024KB
The Feature Graphic is used for promotions on Google Play. This is an optional setting.
Feature graphic requirements
JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha)
Dimensions: 1024px by 500px
The Promo Graphic is used for promotions on older versions of the Android OS (earlier than 4.0). This image is not required to save and publish your Store Listing.
Promo graphic requirements
JPG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha)
Dimensions: 180px by 120px
You can add a promotional YouTube video to Google Play by entering a URL in this field. While a Promo Video is not required, it is highly recommended as a fun, engaging way to show your potential users the features of your app.
Categorization. Here you need to set an Application Type, Category and Rating. The Google Play ratings system consists of four levels: