Publish Android App on Google Play

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Your Android app is functional and ready. What to do next? You need to publish android app on Google play. So, click on your android building variants button.

android-building-variants-button

Then go to build variants

android-building-variants

and switch from debug to release.

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At this stage an following error will appear
Error app-release-unsigned.apk is not signed. Please configure the signing information for the selected flavor using the Project Structure dialog.

So, you need to obtain your *.jks key file first. This is actually certificate that confirm identity of an application developer. If you don’t have open account yet, go to Google Play Developer Console, pay 25$ and open your account. Once when you obtained your key, browse it to your application. Build→Generate Signed APK…

Generate-Signed-APK

Choose the key and the alias

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If everything is OK, you can finalize your signed app.

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You can now rename the application.

Rename-the-apk-app

Remember the path of your signed apk file and be ready to upload it to Google play. So log in to your Google Play Developer Console

Publish-an-Android-App-on-Google-Play

Type the title of your application and then fulfill questionnaire about your application (APK, Store Listing, Content rating and Pricing & Distribution)

Store-Listing-Content-Rating

Your app is now on pending until it is proved. Good luck!

External links:

How to Publish Android App on developer.android.com/distribute
How to Publish Android App on developer.android.com/tools/publishing
How to Publish Android App on YouTube

 

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