Essential Steps to Upload Mobile App on Play Store & App Store

Essential Steps to Upload Mobile App on Play Store & App Store

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Smartphones are the most important gadgets for users to meet daily needs ranging from flight booking to online banking. Over 60% of people spend 7-8 hours daily on mobile apps. Seeing the strong importance of mobile phones for users, business enterprises have successfully cashed the opportunity by crafting mobile apps for almost everything. Almost all businesses have mobile apps to keep their audience engaged. But to engage the target audience, app development is not sufficient for your mobile app. It becomes crucial to publish it on a marketplace like Play Store & App Store.

Google Play and Apple App Store are the largest platforms to distribute and promote apps. In order to perform the upload after Mobile App Development, the applications should be compatible with the specific requirements of each Store. Test the exact copy of your app which will be released on the stores for streamlined performance.

This blog will provide relevant steps to follow to successfully publish your Mobile app.

Google Play Store


1. Create Developer Account


To upload a mobile app on the Play Store a developer account is needed, and the process is simple than it appears. The account is created by following these steps:

• Sign-In with Google Account

• Accept Developer Agreement

• Pay Registration Fee

• Provide Your Account Details

2. Link Developer Account with Merchant Account


A merchant account receives payments when users download the app or make in-app purchases. All the payments are received in the merchant account. And creating one requires the following steps.

• Sign in with developer account

• Open the menu and click on Reports

• Choose Financial Reports

• Select Set Up a Merchant Account Now

• Provide business details

• Click on Submit

The merchant account will be linked to a developer account.

3. Upload App on Play Store


One merchant account is registered, simply upload the app on Play Store. Often startups feel hesitant to upload an app on Google Play Store. But the steps mentioned are simple.

• Open menu to select All Applications.

• Select Add a New Application.

• Select the language from the drop-down menu.

• Provide the title of your app within 30 characters.

• Proceed with uploading your app on Google Play Store.

4. Upload APK


APK is a file format for Android to store, distribute, and installs apps on mobile devices. The APK is easy to upload by either dragging it into the box or by browsing.

• Open menu, click on Release Management.

• Select App Releases from the internal test, closed test, open test, or production release.

• Select Create Release.

• Follow the guidelines to upload the APK files.

5. Create Store Listing


In this step, you are needed to add details about your app to upload on Play Store. You can complete the information in one go or save a draft.

 

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Here is what you need to go:


• Provide app title, a short description, and a full description.

• Provide app screenshots, images, icons, videos, and other relevant content.

• Share translation of your app in other languages for target audience ease.

• Select your app category & relevant type.

• Add your contact details so users can contact you.

• Provide a link to your Privacy Policy to access sensitive data.

6. Choose Pricing Model


We are now about to publish the app on the Play Store. You can select your app as Paid or Free. Google Play Store offers the liberty to change from a paid app to a free one but not from a free app to a paid version. So, make a smart selection when choosing your pricing structure.

Next, select the countries where you want your app to be distributed. It is your choice to select all countries or mark specific countries for app distribution.

7. Publish App


Cross-check all the steps that you have completed before Publishing Your App. You will be informed of all warnings, missed details, or other bugs that may be a concern. Review, review, and review before moving ahead. The app will be published in all the selected countries.

Apple App Store


1. Sign Up for the Apple Developer Program


In order to submit apps to the App Store, make sure it is enrolled in the Apple Developer Program. It is a must to build apps for the App Store, for proper signup! The apps will be removed from the App Store if membership is not renewed next year.

2. Prepare App for Submission


Before your app becomes live in the Apple App Store, it must adhere to the app certification process. It seems tough but it is essential to test the app and makes sure that it conforms to App Store guidelines before approval for publishing into the app store.

3. Create App Listing


• Provide app title, a short description, and a full description.
• Provide app screenshots, images, icons, videos, and other relevant content.
• Share translation of your app in other languages for target audience ease.
• Select your app category & relevant type.
• Add your contact details so users can contact you.
• Provide a link to your Privacy Policy to access sensitive data.

4. Upload App using Xcode


First, make sure the app runs properly and is clean of errors. Next, have your Signing and Team information integrated within Xcode. Check whether the app version is set to the latest or not if you are publishing a new app.

Cross-check all the steps that you have completed before you upload App. You will get notifications regarding all warnings, missed details, or other bugs making you concern. Review, review, and review before moving ahead.

Wrapping Up:


Mobile apps have become a crucial business model in a current competitive world. App development is not only needed for desired success proper publishing in respective stores is crucial too. Focus on the above-discussed steps for smooth running.

Author Bio:


Sneha Rawat is working with a top-rated app development company as a senior Mobile app developer with desired development experience. Having years of experience and expertise in the mobile app development industry, you can avail the latest information on trending technologies. Share your comments and feedback to improve our blog.