Step 01 – Build your App
Now that you have setup the Push Notification and Google Analytics for you app, you are ready to Build your app. Go back to the MagCast dashboard and click on the blue Build Android or red Update Your App button
Your app will be placed in the queue and when built you will receive an email
Click on the Download Android button to download the app file
The Zip file contains your app.
Extract the zip file and you will find the APK file inside
TIP! If the zipped file does not open properly, we recommend using the app, Stuffit Expander, to unzip your file.
Simply drag your zipped file directly on to the Stuffit Expander app
Choose a location for the file and Stuffit Expander will unzip the file for you.
This is the file you will need in the next steps.
Step 02 – Setup your app on Google Play Store
Login to your Google Play Console and open your app.
In the next screen, click on the App Releases in the left-sidebar menu
In the next screen, under Production > click on Manage Production
In the next screen, under Create release, click on Create Release button
The Google Play App Signing pop-up will appear, click on Not Now button
In the next screen, under APKs to add, click on Upload APK button.
A pop-up will appear, click on Browse Files button to select your APK file from your computer or simply drag and drop the file on to the upload area.
Once selected, your APK file will begin to upload automatically.
Once the upload process is complete, the APK will appear in the APKs to add section.
Under Release Name, the field will automatically update with the App Version number
Step 03 – Content Rating
Once your APK has been uploaded, click on Content Rating in the left-sidebar menu
In the next screen, click on the blue Continue button
In the next screen, enter the email address linked to your Google Play Console
Under Select your app category, select the appropriate Category for your app
We recommend Entertainment, as most MagCast niches fall under this category.
In the next screen, complete the rating questions provided for the selected category.
Once done, click on Save Questionnaire
Then click on Calculate Rating
In the next screen, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Apply Rating.
Once processed, the applied will rating for your app will appear.
Step 04 – App Distribution
Click on Pricing & Distribution in the left-sidebar menu
Under This Application Is, click on the Free button
Under Countries, click on Available if you want your app to be distributed to all countries
Under Primarily Child-Directed, select the appropriate option based on the niche of your app
Under Contains Ads – confirm whether or not your app has Ads.
Scroll down to Consent section
Leave Google Play for Education box unchecked unless you want your app to be part of that
Leave the Marketing opt-out box unchecked unless you want to opt out from that program
Ensure Content guidelines box is checked
Ensure US export laws box is checked
Once done, click on Save Draft at the top of the page
That’s it you are done!
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