The Second Step of Publishing an Android App is to upload the app's APK file onto the Google Play Store. You will do that when
- You want to make your Android/Google App available to users, having submitted it on the CMS side.
- Your Google app was removed from the Google Play Store and you need to get it back on it.
This article outlines how you can update/publish the app on the Google Play Store.
- You submitted the app as per the Submitting an Android App KB article.
- You've received and taken the Android App's APK file via email.
- If haven't received the APK file, please follow this article: APK file not received after publishing Android App
- Google Developer Account
- To upload your app's apk file onto the Google Play Store follow the instructions in the Upload an app article
- Check out Google's help article for instructions, if needed.
- If you are publishing an app for a public figure, a well-known company, or if you are using a company trademark, please review our Google Play Impersonation Policy article. To avoid possible rejection, we recommend submitting a statement to Google before uploading your Android app in these situations.
- Over the last few months, Google has released a few major updates to the Console's dashboard. One of these recent updates was for Google Play App Signing.
- When uploading your APK file, please make sure to select "Not Now" or the "Opt-Out" option for Google Play App Signing.
- If it is enabled, this will prevent you from successfully uploading your application.
- This is applicable to the first-time app publishes, as well as updates.
The app will be published in the Android Google Play Store market within the next 24-48 hours and you will be able to find it therein and thus will also be accessible to potential users/clients.