In-store app approval on the Google Store
After setting up the Android version of your app, you may need to give access to Google to test it. To make this possible, you will generally need to create a public event, add an attendee, and provide Google with the login details of that attendee. The following sections explain the sequence of steps to make this possible.
Creating a public event for approval
For an app to be approved on the Google Store, there must be an event created on the platform.
This event needs to have minimal amount of content so Google can confirm this is a real working app.
With this purpose, a demo event should be created. There should be information such as location, dates, an event cover etc. The word test should not appear anywhere on the event.
You need to create a published event and add content to the following sections:
Creating credentials for approval
For the app to be approved, it is necessary to create a participant login and password within your event and insert it on your Google Play Console.
To create the participant, click on People > Attendee > Add person.
Name: Google tester
Google Play console configuration
To start configuring your Google Play Console, you need to follow these steps:
- Sign in to your Google Play Console.
- Locate the Policy section and select App Content.
- Go to App access questionnaire and click on Manage to start editing.
- In the App access section, choose All or some functions are restricted.
- Enter the test login credentials, by clicking on Manage, so that the app review team can have access to the test.
- Complete these fields with your login credentials.
- Save your changes once you are done.