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
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:
- Log in to Google Play Console
- On the left dashboard, click Settings
- Under Developer account, click API Access
- Click on the blue box: Choose a project to link
- Agree to the Terms of Service by clicking on I agree
- Under Linked Google Cloud project, select Create new project and click Link project
- Under Service accounts, click on Create new service account
- In the pop-up, click on Google Cloud Platform - do NOT click Done. That is in step 13
- A new tab will open - the Google Cloud Platform
- On the top, beneath the blue bar, click + CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT
- 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
- Leave the description blank and click CREATE
- Under Service account permissions select Service Accounts > Service Account User
- Click Continue
- Under “Grant users access to this service account" enter firstname.lastname@example.org to both Service account users role and service account admins role
- Click Done
- Under Actions, click the three dots and select “Create Key”
- In the pop-up, make sure the Key type is JSON, and click CREATE
- 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.
- This file should be attached to the submitted form and/or emailed to email@example.com
- Go back to the Google Play Console tab
- Go back to the tab you left on step 7 and click Done
- If you closed that tab, navigate back to https://play.google.com/apps/publish go to Settings > API Access
- Under Service accounts, click Grant access
- Under Permissions, under Account permissions, select Admin (all permissions) for App access and click Invite user
- In the pop-up click on Send invite
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:
- Studio/Enterprise Custom Branded App: Required Assets
- Studio/Enterprise Custom Branded App: Apple Developer Account
- Studio/Enterprise Custom Branded App: Adding Trainerize to your Developer Accounts
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