Distribute your app through Google Play

To reach the broadest possible audience, distribute your Genero Mobile for Androidâ„¢ (GMA) app through the Google Play marketplace.

Before you begin

Create a signed APK package that meets the requirements of Google Play, and load it to the Google Play Store.

  1. Generate a private key using the Java keytool application. For example:
    keytool -genkey -v -keystore my-release-key.jks -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000 -alias my-alias
    You are prompted to provide the Distinguished Name (DN) fields for your key and a password for the keystore and the key. The keystore is identified by an alias, my-alias in the example.
    Note: Note: keytool is located in the bin/ directory of your JDK installation. To locate your JDK from Studio, select Tools > Genero Configurations to open the Genero Configuration Management window. From the environment set list, select Java SDK. The variable JAVA_HOME has your JDK location.

    A keystore file (.jks) is created, my-release-key.jks in the example. It is saved in the current directory (you can move it wherever you like). You now have a keystore file that contains a single key that is valid for 10,000 days.

  2. Create the APK for the app.
    The APK must meet specific requirements in order to upload to the Google Play Store.
    Set the environment variables dedicated to application signing. These environment variables are defined in Genero Configurations settings, typically in the Android environment set:
    • KEYSTORE_PATH - Path to the key store
    • KEYSTORE_PW - Key store password
    • KEYSTORE_KEY_ALIAS - Entry name for the key in the key store
    • KEYSTORE_KEY_PW - Key password in the key store
    Note: We recommend you use a special keystore for development purposes in order to avoid distributing your company's private signing key to all developers. Set up a separate secured environment for signing with your company key.
  3. Select Tools > Android Tools > Google Play deployment > Google Play Developer Console to open the Google Play Developer Console. Follow the process to add your app to the store.