Studio/Enterprise Custom Branded App: Google Developer Account

This article is going to provide a break-down of everything related to helping you get you Google Developer Account. This is a requirement to obtain your Custom Branded App under our Studio and Enterprise segments. 

All businesses that want to publish an app for Android users are required to create a Google Play Store Developer Account. To create a Google Play Store account to publish your App, you will need to pay a onetime $25 (USD) developer fee charged by Google.


Requirements for a Google Play Store Developer Account

You will need the following to be able to create a Google Play Store Developer Account: a business email under Gmail.  If you do not have a Gmail account then you will be prompted to create one. 

How to create a Google Play Store Developer Account

 Note: have a credit card ready as there is a $25 (USD) developer fee charged by Google annually.

Follow the steps below to create your Google Play Store Developer Account:

1. Go to Google Play Store Console
2. Create an account or log into your Gmail.

To create a new Gmail account:

  • Fill out the form
  • Click Next Step
  • Click Back to Google Play Developer Console

3. Select the Google Play Developer distribution agreement check-box to acknowledge your agreement, and click Continue to payment to pay the $25 (USD) fee.

4. Enter your payment information, and click Accept and continue.

5. You will receive an email from Google notifying you when your account is ready to be activated.
Note: This process can take up to a week to activate.

6. Activate your Account

Additional Requirements

For your Android App, we will require two additional pieces from you: the API Key and the Transaction ID.


Once you have created your Play Store Console account you will have to follow the steps below to provide Trainerize with API Key to allow us to publish and update your App:

  1. Log in to Google Play Console
  2. On the left dashboard, click Settings
  3. Under Developer account, click API Access
  4. Click on the blue box: Choose a project to link Screen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_9.51.01_AM.png
  5.  Agree to the Terms of Service by clicking on I agreeScreen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_9.54.19_AM.png
  6. Under Linked Google Cloud project, select Create new project and click Link projectScreen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_9.57.23_AM.png
  7. Under Service accounts, click on Create new service account Screen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_10.12.40_AM.png
  8. In the pop-up, click on Google Cloud Platform - do NOT click Done. That is in step 13 Screen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_10.13.48_AM.png
  9. A new tab will open - the Google Cloud Platform
  10. On the top, beneath the blue bar, click + CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT
  11. In the field, “Service account name”, put the name of your app and/or business; automatically a user field will be created - keep this as is Screen_Shot_2020-08-24_at_11.07.49_AM.png
  12. Leave the description blank and click CREATE
  13. Under Service account permissions select Service Accounts > Service Account User
  14. Click Continue
  15. Under “Grant users access to this service account" enter to both Service account users role and service account admins role Screen_Shot_2020-08-24_at_11.19.21_AM.png
  16. Click Done
  17. Under Actions, click the three dots and select “Create Key” Screen_Shot_2020-08-24_at_11.24.07_AM.png
  18. In the pop-up, make sure the Key type is JSON, and click CREATEunnamed__1_.png
  19. The JSON file (this is your API Key) will be saved to your downloads. Make sure you know where it is and we will need it from you to maintain and update your app.
    1. This file should be attached to the submitted form and/or emailed to
  20. Go back to the Google Play Console tab
  21. Go back to the tab you left on step 7 and click Done
    1. If you closed that tab, navigate back to go to Settings > API Access
  22. Under Service accounts, click Grant accessScreen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_10.24.47_AM.png
  23. Under Permissions, under Account permissions, select Admin (all permissions) for App access and click Invite userScreen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_10.45.58_AM.png
  24. In the pop-up click on Send inviteScreen_Shot_2020-10-07_at_10.50.28_AM.png



Transaction ID 

The last step in the Google Developer Account process is your Transaction ID. The Transaction ID is needed, as it allows Trainerize to transfer your Custom Branded App to your Google Developer Account if you upgraded your account from our Pro segment to our Studio or Enterprise segments.

To find the transaction ID, search your email inbox for the payment confirmation email from Google when you paid the $25USD fee.

It is in the below format:

  • PDS.1234-5678-9012-3456



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