Android Developer: Overview & Setup

It is necessary to register for a Google Developer Account to upload Android apps. The Developer account is where you will submit, as well as manage, your Android apps. It costs a one-time fee of $25.

It is recommended not to use your personal Google account for this purpose. Instead, set up a second Google account for publishing apps so that you can separate it from your other Google services (Gmail, Google Drive, Google+, etc.).

This article provides the process of creating a Developer Account in Google Play Console to publish your Android applications.


  1. Register for a Developer Account. Log in to the Google account that you would like to use.
  2. Follow the 4-step registration process. Select the Accept developer agreement checkbox and click on CONTINUE TO PAYMENT button.

  3. Next, a pop-up window will prompt you to input the billing information. After filling it, click PAY.

  4. Complete the required account information. A confirmation email will be sent once the account is created.
  5. Add to the new Google Developer Account with the role of Admin. You can see how to do that here:

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