Updated on 1. September 2021 by Jan Bunk
In this guide I'll show you how to publish your Android app in the Google Play Store. The guide might look very long at first glance, but that's just because every step is explained in detail with an image. So let's get right into it!
Now that you've created your app with webtoapp.design you will need a Google developer account to publish your app in the Google Play Store.
To get started, simply visit the signup page here: Google Developer Account Registration
Afterwards, you need to fill in some information about you and your company. Please note that the 'Public Developer Name' will be shown in the PlayStore below your App's name. Typically, you use your company name here.
Once you've filled in the necessary information, you need to pay the $25 one-time registration fee. At the time of writing, this fee can only be paid using a credit or debit card, so make sure you have your card nearby.
After your payment has been processed, you're basically done with creating your account. Rarely you might need to verify your identity if Google mistakenly thinks your registration is suspicious. This is no reason to worry though, just follow through with the steps to verify your identity and then your account will be created.
If you ordered the "Advanced Support" Add-on, you're done with this guide. Continue with this questionnaire instead.
Now that you have your developer account, let's upload your app and enter some information on it, so it can get published.
Click "Create app"
Enter a name for your app.
Select the main language of your website as default language.
Pick "App" unless your website is a game.
Decide whether downloading your app should be free or cost money.
Click the checkboxes to agree to the developer program and Play App Signing policies as well as the US export laws. More information on export compliance
Click "Create app" at the bottom right.
Scroll down a bit to the setup section and click 'View tasks'.
Now go through each task one by one. Here are some tips and explanations for each one:
Now that you've completed all these steps listed on the main page, let's actually upload the app file and release it.
Click "Production" on the left
Click "Create new release" at the top right.
If necessary, Click "Continue" on the Google Play app signing alert.Download your app as an .aab file
Upload the .aab file you just downloaded.
Enter a description for the app release, for example "Initial release of the app.".
Click "Save" at the bottom.
Click "Production" on the left.
Click the "Countries / regions" tab.
Add any countries you want to make your app available in.
Click the "Add" button to add the new countries.
Click "Edit release" at the top right.
Click "Review release" at the bottom right.
Click "Start rollout to Production"
That's it! Congratulations, your app will now be reviewed and published in approximately 7 days.
Want to publish your app in other app stores too? Check out our app store overview that links to all our app publishing guides.
Apple Developer accounts are needed to publish your app. Find out how to create one here.
Completing your App Store entry might seem like a daunting task at first. In this guide we go over each step in detail so it'll be easy for you!
Common mistakes and things to keep in mind before submitting your app for review in the Apple App Store
This website is operated by me, Jan, and my team. I have previously developed a bunch of apps for clients and my own projects. Back in 2019 I noticed that none of the existing website to app converters provide the kind of service I'd expect as a customer. That inspired me to develop a better solution - webtoapp.design. By now, the apps I've created with my team have already been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times from the app stores.