Registering For A Google Play Developer Account
Note: You would need to pay a 25$ registration fee in the payment step
Go to https://play.google.com/apps/publish/signup/ and sign in with your Google Account. If you don’t have Google Account, you need to create a new one.
An Agreement Page appears. Agree with the agreement and click Continue To Payment
A payment window appears. Complete the details and press Buy
Finally, after the payment, fill in the Developer Profile form and click Complete Registration
You will then be able to access the Google Play Console. This means your registration is now complete. You would notice though that there will not any app registered unlike my account.
Publishing our app to Google Play Console
Click Create Application
A window appears. Fill in the title of your application and press Create
Uploading the App Bundle (.aab)
Click App Releases
For the purpose of simplicity we will skip beta testing and assume that our program is already the Production version of things. Wooooow. Under Production Track, click Manage
Click Create Release
You will be asked to let Google manage and protect your app signing key, press Continue
Click Browse Files
A file window opens, select our .aab and click Open
Once upload is done, the Android App Bundle will be shown together with its version code and size.
Scroll down to What’s new in this release? Then type a simple description of the changes you made to the app. Since this is the initial release, lets type in “This is the initial release of the application” and press Save
We are not done yet, don’t click Review. Next, we will set a Content Rating
See you in the next part of the tutorial