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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Donn Felker, Michael Burton

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Creating a Google Play Developer Profile

After you have created an APK file, you can release the application on the Google Play Store. To do so, you create a Google Play developer profile. To create this profile, you first need a Google account. Any Google-based account, such as a Gmail account, works. If you have no Google account, you can open a free one by navigating to www.google.com/accounts .

To create the Google Play developer profile, follow these steps:

1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://play.google.com/apps/publish .

2. On the right side of the screen, sign into your Google account.

If you’re already signed into your account, you go straight to Step 3 to fill in your developer profile.

3. Fill out the following fields to complete your developer profile, as shown in Figure 8-6:

Developer Name: The name that appears as the developer of the applications you release, such as your company name or your personal name. You can change it later, after you’ve created your developer profile.

E-mail Address: The e-mail address to which users can send e-mail with questions or comments about your application.

Web Site URL: The URL of your website. If you don’t have one, try a free blog from www.tumblr.com .

Phone Number: A valid phone number at which to contact you to discuss problems with your published content.

Figure 8-6: Developer listing details.

4. Click the Continue button.

The Android Developer Agreement page opens.

5. Read the terms, and ...

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