How to setup new Google Play developer console account?

Here are the steps:

Step 1: If you don't already have a Google account, create a new one here.
Please note that a Google account is not necessarily an "@gmail.com" account. For example, a user can sign up for a Google account that is associated with their Hotmail or Yahoo email address

Step 2: Apply for a Google Play Developer Console account.

  1. Go to Google Play Developer Console
  2. Sign in with your Google account.
  3. Read and agree to the Developer distribution agreement. Click Continue to Payment.
  4. Pay the $25 USD one-time registration fee for your account with your credit card.
  5. Complete your account details. Your developer name, email address, and website will be displayed on the Google Play Store page of your app.
When your registration is verified, you'll be notified at the email address associated with your Google Play Developer Console. It normally happens within half an hour, but may take up to 48 hours.

Step 3: Once you have a Google Play Developer Console account, make sure to enter a physical address.
  1. In your Google Play Developer Console, go to Settings.
  2. On the page that opens (Developer account → Account details), enter a valid current address where Google can contact you.
  3. Click SAVE on the top right.

Step 4: Add TrainerFu to your team as a "Release manager."

  1. In your Google Play Developer Console, go to Settings → Users & Permissions → Invite new user.
  2. On the "Invite a new user" screen, enter the following information, then click Send Invitation.
    • Email: manobal@trainerfu.com
    • Access expiry date: Never
    • Role: Select Release manager 
    • Permissions: Global

Step 5: Grant API access (Service Account).

TrainerFu uses an Automated App Service to update your app regularly. In order to do so, we needs access to your Google Play Developer API.

  1. In your Google Play Developer Console, go to Settings → API access, and click Create new project. If you don't see the button on the API access page, skip ahead to point 3.
  2. The "API Access" page will open. Please be aware that this page could take a few minutes to load.
  3. Click Create Service Account. This will open a pop-up.
  4. Click Google API Console in the pop-up. This will open a new tab in your browser.
  5. Click Create service account and enter the following in the pop-up that opens:
    • Service account name: Enter tf-service-account (This will automatically populate the "Service account ID" field.)
    • Role: Select Project → Owner.
    • Checkbox: Check Furnish a new private key.
    • Key type: Select JSON.
  6. Click Create. A file named "Google Play Android Developer-XXXXXXXXXX.json" will start to download. Save this JSON file.
  7. Close the pop-up. You'll see the new service account created. You can close this tab now.
  8. Switch back to the pop-up you left open at step 4. Now click Done.
  9. Under the section Service Accounts → Permissions, click Grant access. Make sure to allow all the permission options except "View financial data" or "Manage orders." Click Add user.
  10. You'll be redirected to the Users & Permissions page. The new service account should now be listed here.
  11. Email us the Developer-XXXXXXXXXX.json file that was just downloaded.

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