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  • Manage an app release

    When managing an app release, you prepare, create, and configure your app for distribution to consumers on Google Play. In these courses, you will learn key terminology related to releases, publishing requirements, how to use the Play Console interface, and...

    • 5.0
  • Choose the right targeting and distribution

    You can choose the countries, devices, and programs in which you want your app to be available. You will learn how to configure price, country, and device distribution, along with the benefits and requirements of distributing apps through Google Play...

    • 5.0
  • Manage your store listing

    Your app's store listing is the first opportunity you have to make a lasting impression with users and a key to app discovery. You'll learn how to use best practices for text and graphics that make up your store listing,...

    • 5.0
  • Test your app before release

    Testing can be a valuable step for your app, whether you have a production app and are preparing an update, or you have a new app and are looking to gather pre-launch feedback. You’ll learn about the different test methodologies,...

    • 4.5
  • Analyze your data and grow your business

    Using the Play Console, you can measure your business performance across many dimensions. You will learn how to understand the statistics and reports available, and how these stats can be used to improve your business.

    • 3.5
  • Support and engage your audience

    You can use the Play Console to access an overview of your app's ratings, individual reviews, and clustered review data. By viewing top trends and issues that users mention in app reviews, you can also target impactful improvements to your...

    • 5.0
  • Understand how Google Play supports you

    As a Google Play developer, you can access a number of services and support channels. You will learn how to engage with Google Play when you have questions or concerns about your app, the Play Console, or other programs.

    • 5.0
  • Monetize your app

    Using the Play Console, you can configure your monetization strategy to earn revenue on Google Play. Manage global pricing models, configure in-app products and subscriptions, administer refunds, create and configure sales, and view financial reports. You will learn the basics...

    • 5.0
  • Evaluate your app's technical performance

    When an app crashes, fails to respond, or renders slowly, your users notice. An internal Google study found that half of one-star reviews on Google Play mentioned app stability and bugs. With Android vitals, you can identify opportunities to improve...

    • 5.0
  • Manage your account

    Whether you're an account owner, admin, or user, learn how to get access to the information you need within the Play Console. For account owners and admins, see how you can better manage permissions across your company by configuring access...

    • 5.0
  • Decrease app size and deliver features on demand

    With Android App Bundles, you can significantly reduce the size of your apps while simplifying your release process. By using an Android App Bundle, you manage a single artifact that includes all of your app's compiled code, resources, and native...

  • Play Console for game developers

    Learn about the tools and programs available to help you prepare your games for a successful launch and increase performance post-launch.  Pre-launch courses will cover ways the Play Console can help you test and gather feedback on your game. Launch...

  • Beginner's guide to publishing your app

    When managing an app release, you prepare, create, and configure your app for distribution to consumers via Google Play. You will learn key terminology related to releases, publishing requirements, how to use the interface, and best practices for a smooth...

    • Duration 7mins
    • 4.6
    • Beginner
  • Rollout a release and publish an app

    After you create an app on the Play Console, the next step is to create and rollout a release. You go through these steps when you want to test your app with trusted users and when you publish your app...

    • Duration 9mins
    • 4.9
    • Beginner
  • Introduction to release management

    Release management on the Google Play Console gives you the tools to test, launch, and track your app's releases. You can iterate your ideas with a small group of trusted users, improve the quality based on actual user data, flexibly...

    • Duration 15mins
    • 5.0
    • Beginner
  • Update your app

    Take a deep dive into the steps to update your app. In this course, we will talk about the end-to-end process to configure your APK file, upload the file to Play Console, create and modify release settings and publish the...

    • Duration 12mins
    • 5.0
    • Intermediate
  • Release updates progressively with staged rollouts

    Google Play allows you to release an app update to a subset of your users, then progressively to larger portions of your user base. During these rollouts, you can halt the rollout anytime you need to fix issues with the...

    • Duration 11mins
    • 4.8
    • Intermediate
  • Choose when your app updates are published

    Timed publishing on the Play Console enables you to choose exactly when your app updates are published. This allows you to align the update with ad campaigns or other launch events.

    • Duration 12mins
    • 5.0
    • Intermediate
  • Review your app's data per release

    Track a release as it happens, and see how your release is affecting your app's important metrics. The Release dashboard provides you with a comprehensive performance overview of your app’s latest production release compared with either all past production releases or any...

    • Duration 10mins
    • 5.0
    • Intermediate
  • View and restrict your app's compatible devices

    After you've uploaded at least one APK to your Play Console, you can view the catalog of available devices, and review which devices are compatible with your app. To help ensure the widest availability of your app, review your supported...

    • Duration 11mins
    • 5.0
    • Intermediate
  • Introduction to pricing & distribution

    Google Play features Android apps for multiple devices and user programs in over 140 countries. When you upload your app on the Play Console, it’s important to understand the pricing and distribution options available to you, which devices you want...

    • Duration 8mins
    • 5.0
    • Beginner
  • Manage countries where your app is available

    Google Play is available in more than 140 countries for distribution to Google Play users, and you can select where you want to make your app available. The Play Console also supports flexible app testing targeted to users in specific...

    • Duration 8mins
    • 5.0
    • Beginner
  • Manage the price of your app

    Paid apps are one way to monetize your app on Google Play. You can manage and update the price of your app and local prices with your Play Console. You can also create a sale or promotion of your paid...

    • Duration 12mins
    • 5.0
    • Beginner
  • Overview of device categories and user programs on Google Play

    Android is designed to run on many different types of devices, from phones to tablets and televisions. The range of devices provides a huge potential audience for your app. In order for your app to be successful on all these...

    • Duration 9mins
    • 5.0
    • Beginner