Ever wanted to release an app on the Google Play? You’ll need to create a developer account first.
Who needs a Google Play Developer account?
Anyone who wants to publish an Android app on Google Play you need to create a Google Play Developer account.
Tip – Do not use personal email IDs to create any developer accounts. This is so you avoid access issues to your account if your developer leaves your organisation or the email address changes. It’s just not worth the hassle.
Step 1: Sign up for a Google Play Developer account.
Using your Google Account, you can sign up for a Developer account.
Once you have a Developer account, you can use the Play Console to publish and manage your apps.
Step 2: Agree to Google’s Developer Distribution Agreement
As part of the signup process, you must review and accept the developer distribution agreement.
Step 3: Pay the rego fee
There is a once-off registration payment of USD $25.00. Note that with an Apple Development account there is an annual subscription fee of $149. Read more about how to register for an Apple Developer account here.
Google accepts most credit or debit cards however they do warn that different types of cards accepted may vary by location.
Step 4: Complete details
You can now add all the required information for your developer account. Your “Developer name” will be displayed to customers on Google Play.
Make sure all details entered are correct and verified!
*Note, if you need to update your Google Play developer account information, you can make changes using the Play Console.
Step 5: Wait for account verification
Google will notify you via email once your account is ready to be activated. This process can take up to a week.
And there you have it. Now you’re all set to start creating those Android apps you’ve been waiting to get started on!