This tutorial explains how to publish an Android app that includes in-app subscriptions in Google Play when you are taking care of the publication process of your Android app Solo.
Before following this online help instructions, start by:
- setting in-app purchase  for your app and testing it on the ad hoc version, then come back to this online help.

If the In-app Purchase add-on is NOT activated in your app, please refer to this tutorial for instructions on how to publish your Android app in Google Play. 

Note: Only the mandatory information requested to publish your app in Google Play will be mentioned in this online help, not the optional information. 

To begin with:
1. Connect to your Google Play console
2. Select your app.


1

Store Presence > Main Store listing

1. Go to the menu Store Presence > Main Store listing
Your app's store listing is displayed on Google Play and includes details that help users learn more about your app. 

2. Provide the following information: 

- App details (More details on Google's documentation )
  • App name
  • Short description
  • Full description
- Graphics (More details on Google's documentation )
  • App icon: your app icon shown on Google Play. This doesn’t replace your app’s launcher icon. Size must be 512 px by 512 px
  • Feature graphic: Shown at the top of your store listing. May also be used to promote your app in other places on Google Play. Size must be 1,024 px by 500 px.
  • Phone screenshots: Upload between 2 and 8 phone screenshots. Size must be between 320 px and 3,840 px
  • 7-inch tablet screenshots: Upload up to 8 7-inch tablet screenshots. Size must be between 320 px and 3,840 px
  • 10-inch tablet screenshots: Upload up to 8 10-inch tablet screenshots. Size must be between 320 px and 3,840 px
 
3. Save your modifications. 


2

Store Presence > Store settings

1. Go to the menu Store Presence > Store Settings
The information you provide will determine how your app is referred to in Google Play, and how users can contact you from the store.

2. Provide the following information: 

App Category 
  • When given the choice between App or Game, select "App".
  • Select the category that best matches the topic of your app.
 
Store listing contact details
  • Email address (mandatory).
  • Phone number (optional, but we recommend providing one).
  • Website (optional, but we recommend providing one).
 
3. Save your modifications. 


3

Policy > App Content > Privacy policy

1. In the menu Policy > App Content, go to "Privacy policy" 
2. Click "Start"
3. Provide the URL for your privacy policy.
For your app to be compliant with the most recent Google Play guidelines, you must provide a link to the privacy policy of your app.
If you don't already have a privacy policy URL, we provide a template document that you must customize

4. Click "Save"
5. Click at the top of the page next to the arrow "App content" to go back to the App Content menu. 


4

Policy > App Content > Ads

1. In the menu Policy > App Content, go to "Ads" 
2. Click "Start"
3. Select "Yes, my app contains ads" or "No, my app does not contain ads". 
Note: Google may inform you that your app uses ad SDKs even if your app doesn't contain any ads. Ignore this message. Those SDKs are included by default, but as long as you don't show any ads in your app, the answer to this question is still "no".
4. Click "Save"
5. Click at the top of the page next to the arrow "App content" to go back to the App Content menu. 


5

Policy > App Content > App Access

1. In the menu Policy > App Content, go to "App Access"
2. Click "Start"
3. Select "All functionality is available without special access" if you didn't restrict any part of your app. If any portion of the app is restricted, provide valid credentials so that Google's review team can access the restricted content. 
4. Click "Apply"
5. Click "Save"
6. Click at the top of the page next to the arrow "App content" to go back to the App Content menu. 


6

Policy > App Content > Content Ratings

1. In the menu Policy > App Content, go to "Content Ratings"
2. Click "Start Questionnaire"
3. Provide a valid email address
4. Select the category of your app
5. Click "Next"
6. Complete the questionnaire and click "Save"
7. Click "Next"
8. Click "Submit"
9. Click at the top of the page next to the arrow "App content" to go back to the App Content menu. 


7

Policy > App Content > Target audience and content

1. In the menu Policy > App Content, go to "Target audience and content"
2. Click "Start"
3. Select the audience that matches your app content. Unless your app is made for children, we recommend selecting only 13-15 and above.
6. Click "Next".
7. Click "Save".


8

Policy > App Content > News App

1. In the menu Policy > App Content, go to "Target audience and content".
2. Click "Start".
3. Verify that your app follows Google's requirements to be declared as a "News" app on Google Play: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/9949730  
4. Select "Yes" if your app is a News app, or "No" if it isn't.
5. If you selected "Yes", provide your credentials as a news publisher and explain how you source the news content that is shown in your app. For example, provide a link to the news publisher's website which shows an explicit relationship with your app, or documentation that validates your credentials as a news publisher. 
If you Selected "No", continue to the next step
6. Click "Save".
7. Click at the top of the page next to the arrow "App content" to go back to the App Content menu. 


9

Policy > App Content > COVID-19 contact tracing and status apps

1. In the menu Policy > App Content, go to "COVID-19 contact tracing and status apps"
2. Click "Start".
3. Select what apply to your app, regarding whether it is a COVID-19 contact tracing or status app.
4. Click "Save".
5. Click at the top of the page next to the arrow "App content" to go back to the App Content menu. 


10

Policy > App Content > Data Safety : IGNORE THIS STEP

Filling Google Play's Data safety section is not mandatory before April 2022%2Ctimeline-information  to publish or update your apps.
By then, we will publish a new online help to indicate how to complete that form. 
Ignore this step for now.


11

Countries / regions availability

When you select a country as available, any future production releases include that country.

1. Select Release > Production > Countries/regions.
2. Update your app's country selection.
3. Click the blue button "Add countries / regions" at the bottom right.
4. Click "Add" on the popup to confirm.


12

Promote the .aab file from Internal Testing to Production

1. On the left side menu, under "Release", click Testing > Internal Testing
2. Under your .aab file, click Promote Release > Production. You will be redirected to the menu Release > Production.
3.
 Add your release notes.
6. Click "Save" and then click "Review Release".


13

Google's review

Your app will now be reviewed by Google.
It can take 7 days or more to review new apps. 
Check your emails in the mailbox associated with your Google Play account, as Google might contact you regarding the publication of your Android app on their store.


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