How to publish your app on Google Play and the App Store
Written by Jerome Granados on
If you are ready to publish, chances are you already built and tested your app.
Testing an exact copy of your app (called the AdHoc version), in the same version as the one which will be released on the stores, is a very important step you shouldn’t overlook. If you are using GoodBarber, you will find in your back office dedicated online helps to generate the AdHoc version, for both the iOS and the Android version of your app.
This article will provide an overview of the steps to follow to successfully publish your Android and iOS app.
Google Play Store
- Google Developer Account
Part of the information you provide upon registration will be visible in the Store later on. When an end user browses an app in the Play Store, they can get information about who is the developer. The information provided by Google Play Store is the same you declared when opening your Google Developer Account.
- Submit the app to Google Play Store
The text for your app listing should follow those listing criterias . These are all the details that will show up to customers on Google Play.
In the Play Store, the short description is the first text users will see on the page app, a promo text. In the long description, describe accurately your app using the right keywords to catch your audience and optimize ASO. Choose the correct graphic features and screenshots to reinforce your brand and show off your app best features.
Once these steps have been completed, you can upload the binary file (the .apk file) and follow the guide on your Google Console to rollout the release to publish our app. APK (Android Package Kit) is the file format used by the Android operating system to install and run apps. The APK file contains all the elements needed for your app to actually work on an Android device.
It can take a few hours for your app to be available on the Play Store.
And if you really can’t be bothered by the entire process, “GoodBarber Takes Care ” can do all the work for you and publish your app. Another advantage of using GoodBarber ;)
App Store (Apple Store)
The App Store is host to more than 2 millions apps and has changed the way we used smartphones, making apps part of our daily transactions. Apple has set high standards and strict guiding principles in order to maintain this ecosystem safe for its users and always offer high quality apps.
- Apple Developer account
- Submit the app to App Store
Before you submit your app for review, you will need to provide a collection of information
(Icon, app preview/ screenshots) and metadata (the name of your app, its category, a detailed description and additional keywords for ASO).
Don’t underestimate the importance of the description : the first sentence (the first 3 lines)are the most important, because this is the part which the users can see without having to tap to read more. Be accurate, clear and concise, transmit the core value of your app to the users.
The name on the developer account must be the same that the app final owner. It is the name that appears under your app on the Store.
The review process takes a few days and Apple will inform you when your app is publicly available on the Store.
GoodBarber has put in place a Review to guide you through a smooth submission process. During the review, our dedicated iOS team will carry a throughout examination of the look and feel of the user interface as well as verify the compliance with Apple guidelines. If your app doesn’t meet the App Store requirements, the GoodBarber Review team will provide advice to help you improve it. Our goal is for you to successfully publish your app and we will do our best to help you.