Introduction to Publishing Apps1:39 with Ben Jakuben
Google Play touts "global reach", and it’s the premier store for distributing Android apps. Let's take a quick look at the steps involved in publishing an app.
Since recording this course, Google has changed the Content Policy regarding Intellectual Property. As a result, your app may get rejected because of infringement on Treehouse property, even though we want and expect you to do so. We will update this course soon, but in the meantime, publish your own personal app to avoid any potential conflict.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, I'm Ben. 0:04 I'm here to show you how to publish an Android app on Google Play. 0:05 Chances are you're already probably very familiar with Google Play. 0:08 In fact, I'm willing to bet a BitCoin that you've downloaded an app or 0:11 two from there. 0:14 Google Play touts global reach, and it's the premier store for 0:17 distributing Android apps. 0:20 The Google Play app comes pre-installed on most devices, and 0:22 tens of billions of apps have been downloaded from the store. 0:25 Now, uploading apps to Google Play is very straightforward. 0:28 There is a modest one-time fee of $25 to register as a developer. 0:31 This is to, quote, encourage higher-quality products on Google Play. 0:36 Let's review the basic steps to upload an app. 0:40 First we have to remove any Log method calls, but don't worry, 0:43 it's pretty trivial. 0:46 I'll show you how to do that in the next video. 0:47 Then we digitally sign and export the app from Android Studio. 0:49 Next, we sign up for a Publisher Account on Google Play, and 0:52 we have to pay that one-time fee of $25. 0:55 Then we're ready to add an app, we fill out a form and add all the details for 0:57 our new app, and finally, we hit the big button and publish the app. 1:01 Now the nice thing about Google Play is there's no review process or 1:04 waiting period for apps. 1:07 So, once we hit that publish button, our app is available to the world. 1:08 I'm going to use the Fun Facts app from Build a Simple Android App 1:12 as the example in this course. 1:15 Now, here's a cool example about Google Play. 1:16 You can each upload your own version of the Fun Facts app. 1:18 I encourage you to work through the process with a real app, so 1:22 you can learn the most and show people what you've done. 1:24 So go ahead and 1:27 use one of our Treehouse apps if you haven't built one all on your own yet. 1:27 All right, so let's walk through how to publish an app. 1:30 Coming up next is step one. 1:33 Removing Log method calls from the app. 1:35 Oh, I can't wait. 1:38
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