After the success of the mobile app industry and exponential growth of mobile app economy, it is necessary to have an app for your business. However, once your mobile app development process gets completed and you have the package to deliver the users, what you will do next? Now you need a channel to distribute your app to the potential users and allure them to download it. The most common channel to distribute an Android app is the Google Play Store. Once you publish it on the app store, your app will be able to reach millions of users without any extra effort. So, once your app is ready and you want it to be used by others, you are required to publish the app to the Google Play Store.
However, just like any other app store, Google Play Store also has a procedure and guidelines to get an app published in the store. Prior to the submission process, you need to know about few things including the cost to submit the app and what steps you should take for the app to successfully get submitted.
The very first thing that you need to own for uploading an app is the developer console. It is basically the backend controlling center for the developers that help in uploading the app. Google charges $25, which is a one time fee to own a developer account. The developer account also comes with a number of other features and control options. The developer dashboard for Apple App Store costs $99 per year and Microsoft charges between $12 to $99 depending on the type of account.
Once you have paid the registration fee to Google for the account, you need to fill up the details for making the account active. That includes the developer’s name, which will be displayed on the Google Play Store with your app. Along with that, you also need to mention the country from where you will be operating the account. Google does not support all the regions across the globe for uploading apps to the Play store. The listed countries include the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, on the other hand, some of the countries like New Zealand and Singapore aren’t on the supported list. So you need to make sure that you have checked the list with your respective location prior to applying for the developer account.