Google Play Developer Account

You can publish your app to the Android Play Store through your Google Play Developer account. When you create an app for publication, it is required by Google's guidelines and policies that you set up your account yourself.

Before you create your Google Play Developer Account, be certain that you will be able to provide billing details for your organization.

How do I create a Google Play Developer account?

  1. First you need to set up your Google Account. It is recommended that you create a non-personal Google email address as you are not able to change the Google Play Developer Account Holder. If you already have a Google account that you want to use to sign in to your Developer Account, skip to the next step.
  2. Now to register your Google Account as a Google Play Developer Account click here. After logging in with your Google Account you will need to provide the following information:
  • Public developer name
  • Contact name
  • Contact email address (must be verified)
  • Contact phone number (must be verified)
  • Organization name
  • Organization address
  • Organization phone number
  • Organization website

Read the Google Play developer distribution agreement, which lists the terms of use, payment issues, privacy, and products. If you agree, you need to accept the terms, fill out the form and click on Create account and pay.

  1. On the next page you will need to enter your payment details to pay the one-time $25 signup fee. Click on Pay when you are done.
Completing your purchase on Google Play
You can pay for your Google developer account registration through GPay or using your credit or debit card. Prepaid cards are not accepted. The type of cards accepted may vary by location.
  1. After that, a pop-up will appear confirming that you have created your Google Developer account. You can click on Go to Play Console to access your Developer Account Menu and set your account preferences and details.
Account confirmation
Check the Google Play Console Help to further information on Developer Account management.
You can ask for official Google support for troubleshooting by visiting the Contact Us page.

Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is a store security rule that customers are required to use depending on their store configuration.

In case you have the two-factor authentication enabled and you have granted us global access, you should add your telephone number and InEvent's corporate number so we can publish the App.

Please, contact your customer success representative for the number that should be entered.

Click here to learn how to set it up.

How can I set up a test environment for my app?

Google Play Console provides setup features to help you and others beta test the licensing of your application before it is published. By implementing licensing, you can make use of the Play Console features to test your application's policies and the handling of different licensing responses or error conditions.

The beta testing of your app allows you to fix any technical or user experience issues with the least impact possible so you can release the best version of your app on Google Play.
Through application licensing, you are able to create a list of Gmail accounts for testing your billing and subscription integration in the the app. Your own developer account is always considered a licensed tester.

Set up application licensing

  1. Log in to Google Play Console
  2. Click on Setup > License testing
License Testing
  1. In the box Add license testers, you can enter the Gmail addresses of your testers.
  2. At the bottom right corner of the screen, select Save changes.
For more information on licensing, check this page.

What is an internal, closed or open test ?

By using the Play Console, you can test your app with three particular groups before you release it to production.

Each test group will help you gather the feedback you need to make the changes in your app as you continue to develop it.

Internal test

This is an up close and personal testing technique. The application is shared with up to 100 testers, who test the application for problems, bugs, and glitches.

Closed test

The closed test feature is used for pre-release version testing of the app with a larger group of testers compared to internal testing.

Open test

This is the final and most extensive form of app testing, as anyone can participate in the testing program and submit feedback. You can run the test with a large group of people and put the test version of the app on Google Play.

For more information on how you can set up internal, open or closed tests, visit this page.

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