How to open a Google Play Developer Account ?

Written by on Tuesday, December 1st 2020

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Original article published on 11/08/2016
Updated on 12/01/2020

You finished creating your native Android app and are now ready to publish it on the Play Store? The process can seem strenuous , but don't panic, we created a detailed online help in your back office to guide you the entire way. And if you really can't be bothered by that, you can add the "GoodBarber Takes Care" option .

No matter how you decide to do it, the first step is fundamental and mandatory.

First, you will need a Google account. If you don’t already have one, now’s the time to set one up. You need a Gmail address, you can create one here. This email will be tied to your Google Developer account.

Then follow the next steps

Open a Google Play Developer account

Go to the Google Play Console  to create a new Google Developer Account. Log in with your Google credentials (your Gmail address).
In the next step, check the box to accept the agreement regarding the distribution of your app on Google Play. This step will connect your Google account to your developer account. You can choose to publish your app with your personal Gmail account or a more professional one. Simply login with the account of your choice and finalise your registration .Once you’re all set, click on "Continue to payment".
Accept Developer Agrement on Google Play Console

Accept Developer Agrement on Google Play Console

You will then be asked to configure Google Wallet. Select your country in the list, fill in the requested personal information and payment method details. 

Note that : registration fees for Google Play are a one-time fee of $25. There is no extra charges when you want to commit an update of your Android app in the future. Besides, you can publish several Android apps using the same Publisher account.

Then, click on "Accept and continue". 
create a Google Play Developer account: pay a one-off $25 registration fee

create a Google Play Developer account: pay a one-off $25 registration fee

In your Developer Console you will now create your developer profile. The name of the developer is the one that will appear on the profile of your app on the Play Store. It’s mandatory information, as well as an email address and phone number. Once the information is filled out, click on "Complete registration". 

Your Publisher account is now created. You can generate your Android app with GoodBarber and proceed to the second round: submitting your app to Google Play.