8 Crucial Things to Consider Before Submitting Your App to Android App Store

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8 Crucial Things to Consider Before Submitting Your App to Android App Store

If you have your own app, you must be careful with few things before you submit your app to app store.

Mobile app development is a process of various stages, where you have to build the app in a way that it meets the guidelines of the targeted app store. Otherwise, submitting the app to the app store and making it approved would be more complicated.

In fact, there are a number of aspects that you need to look into to make your app approved by app stores without any hassle. Here are those aspects that you have to make sure before submitting your app to the Google Play store.

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1. Register Yourself as a Developer for the Android Market

First, you have to register yourself as a developer for the Android market. Only after the completion of this step, you can distribute your products on Google Play store. It is imperative for every mobile app development company in India, USA, and across the world. 

Here is the link to register yourself at the Google Play Store (play.google.com/apps/publish/).

2. Test the App Rigorously

Testing the app rigorously and thoroughly is the most important step you must do before submitting the app to the app store. Here are some advanced tools to make your Android app flawless: Robotium, MonkeyRunner Ranorex, Appium Studio, Appium and UI Automator.
You can make use of emulator to test your app, but it wouldn’t give you the feeling of testing the app as you test the app with an actual Android-powered device. The latter will help you validate all the UI elements of your app and ascertain the effectiveness of the app under realistic testing conditions.

3. Android Market Licensing

Android Market licensing is an additional benefit Google offers to developers. This helps developers significantly if they intend to develop a paid app for the Android Market. Licensing here will also help you gain full legal control on your app. And if you want to get complete control over your intellectual property, add End User License Agreement (EULA) in your app, offered by Google here.

4. Create an Application Manifest

The app manifest includes app’s icon and label, which presents your app at Home Screen, Menu, My Downloads and everywhere your app is.

5. Use MapView Elements

This is all about integrating Google Map into your app. If you want to use MapView elements in your map, you require to register for a Maps API key. Before this, you have to register your app with the Google Maps service, so you can retrieve data from Google Maps.

Remember that you will get a temporary key during the app development process, but before publishing the app, you need a permanent key, for which you have to register exclusively.

6. Remove All Backup Files from the App

Before submitting the app to the Google Play, make sure you eliminate all backup files, log files and other irrelevant data from your app. And also don’t forget to turn off the debug feature.

7. Assign a Version Number

Make a clear plan to assign a version number for your app. So you can set a number according to each subsequent update version of your app.

8. Things after App Compilation

When your app is at the compilation process, sign your app with the private key. And make sure you won’t make any mistake during this signing process.
Once again, test the compiled application on a real Android device, and also don’t forget to extensively check all your UI and MapView elements. And also check the compatibility of your app with all the authentication and server-side processes.

The Bottom Line

It is really important to consider above aspects to make sure your app will be approved by Google without any hassle. In addition to considering the above aspects, the key to achieve easy approval is flawlessly-built app. In case you intend to develop an Android app, make sure you contact the right mobile app development company.

By  Modita Kachru Embed

Author Bio - Modita works as a technical content writer at FuGenX Technologies Pvt Ltd. She has always been interested in writing. She writes on artificial intelligence, business, and marketing.


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