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  • Understanding App Signing by Google Play

    Each app release is digitally signed with the same secret cryptographic key. When an Android device receives an app update, before updating it, the platform checks if the digital signature matches the version of the app that’s currently on...

    • Duration 8mins
    • 4.7
    • Intermediate
  • Understanding Play Console permissions

    On the Play Console, you can have multiple users with different roles work together on your company’s apps and games. As an account owner, you can add other users and manage their permissions. You have complete and flexible control over...

    • Duration 5mins
    • 4.8
    • 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
  • Version codes and testing track statuses

    Version codes are an important component of your app upgrade and maintenance strategy. The version code will be used by the system to determine compatibility and identity dependencies.

    • Duration 5mins
    • 3.8
    • 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
  • View & refund orders

    Due to different circumstances, users may occasionally request a refund for a paid app or in-app purchase. Learn about the refund request process, policies, and how you can manage requests on the Play Console.

    • Duration 5mins
    • 4.0
    • Beginner
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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
  • Get the most out of your Play Console

    In addition to publishing an app or game, you can use the Play Console to improve your app's quality, reach, and business performance. Check out this path to learn about key features that will help you do more with your...

    • 5.0
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Play Console basics

    Learn how to use the Google Play Console to upload an Android app or game, create a store listing, and hit publish to reach an audience on Google Play. This path will provide an overview of critical Play Console features and point...

    • 4.6
  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mobile Developer Day replay

    Replay videos covering tools and best practices to help build a successful mobile games business on Google Play.