It is important to know that our smartphone can do more than what we think it can do. Smartphone is really meant for smart people like you. Why wasting your time on unnecessary things, while people are making up to six figures monthly with just smartphone. Please read to the end.
You have learnt how to create Android applications with smartphone and how to create ad unit and make money, if you haven’t, search for it on my profile. You need it.
I will teach you how to publish your app on play store and start making money.
Before we start, you have to know some important things about Google play store.
To publish an app on play store, you must have a Google play developer account. This account enables you to publish and update your app on play store. Once you have published any app on play store, you can start counting your money depending on the type of app you chose and whether or not your app has an ad unit in it. Well, this Google play developer account is actually not free. You have to pay the sum of $25USD during registration.
It may interest you to know that the money you paid is nothing to what you may make from your app. Just make sure that your app is useful. It is important to add an ad unit to your app to earn from ads. You see! Double income.
Note, while adding ad unit to your apps as you will learn soon, remember not to click on your own ads. Whether AdMob rewarded video ads or interstitial ads, DON’T CLICK ON YOUR OWN Ads.
Never upload empty or useless app on play store. Your account may be suspended or completely terminated. Always run and test your app before uploading it to Google play store.
You can upload your app on Google play store and continue to develop it later. What this means is that you can upload your app since it is useful, but after developing, like if you added some features after it has been uploaded, you can go back to upgrade and your audience who has been using the app may be asked to upgrade theirs if they want to enjoy the new features.
So if you have created your app following my posts, and you think it is worth publishing, go ahead and publish it as you await my post on how to activate interstitial ad on your app.
You can publish your app on play store through the Google play console or directly through sketchware as this is the app we are working with.
How to publish your app on Google play store.
Below is the icon of play store.
Note: image is used for illustration only.
Like I said above, you can publish your app on Google play store through the Google play console or directly through sketchware.
To upload your app on Google play store, you need a developer account. Therefore, you have to create a Google play developer account. Let’s see how you can create a Google play developer account.
If you see a screen like the one below, you are good to go.
As you can see on the image above, the email you are singed in with is usually the default email you are browsing with. So make sure you sign in with the desired email by clicking on ‘Sign in with a different account’. You can still create new email account by clicking on ‘create a new Google account’. I’ll advise you to always use the email for AdMob, AdSense, AdWords, sketchware, Google play developer account and so on. See image below.
Now that you have chosen your desired email, go ahead and accept the terms and conditions. It is imperative to read and understand the terms and conditions before accepting. See images below.
Now you have to pay the sum of $25USD to proceed. Make sure you have your debit card for the transaction. If you are in Nigeria, Master card and Visa are recommended. Click continue to payment. See image below.
Your card number is the number boldly written at the front of your card. Enter it. Enter the expiry date. It is also written at the front of your card. Your CVC is the three numbers at the back of your card. If yours is more than three, write the last three. Note: you may need to visit your bank to activate online transactions on your card before using it. Your billing address is like your country. Select Nigeria if are a Nigerian. Click on buy to proceed. See images below.
This is just for training, so you don’t expect me to make the payment (lol). Go ahead and click on buy, follow the instructions and you are good. The steps are very simple.
Now that you have a developer account. Let us publish your app. You can do that through the Google play console or directly through sketchware.
NOTE: After creating your developer account, you may need to download a Json file which you will be asked to import when you want to publish your app directly through sketchware. Continue reading.
To publish through Google play console, log into your developer account, select all applications > create application. Select a default language, then type in a tittle for your app. Make sure you type in the name of your app currently as you want it to appear on Google play store. Create app store listen and take content rating questionnaires. Then set up pricing and distribution. (Remember what I said about the three apps we have on play store in one of my previous posts).
Follow the necessary instructions. This may be way difficult for you as I can’t teach you pictorially. Please bear with me. I can’t waste $25USD to create an account that I’ll not use. Publish your app using standard or timed publishing.
To publish your app through sketchware.
Open sketchware app. You can go directly to Google play console and select the app you want to publish by clicking on Publish to play store. It is boldly written on sketchware home. See image below. You can select the app you want publish on play store directly through sketchware by first selecting the app on sketchware. To do this, Simply click on the small arrow located at bottom left corner of the project. Select publish and you are good. See image below.
Look at the image below. If you already have a Google play developer account as we have just created above, go ahead and click on ‘I have a Google play developer account’. If not, click on ‘i do not have a Google play developer account’. This will take you to Google play console. See image below.
If you click on ‘I have a Google play developer account, you will be asked to sign into your sketchware account. Do so and import the Json file downloaded during registration. See image below.
Select the Json file and you will be redirected to Google play console.
If you select ‘I do not have a Google play developer account, the screen below will appear. Clicking on ‘Go to Play Developer Console will redirect you to Google play developer console. See image below.
Remember the instructions I gave about publishing on Google play store. If you have forgotten, scroll up.
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