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The Google page (under Design > Platforms) shows the configuration options for Google mobile apps, connected TV devices, and Smart TVs that have licensed the Android TV operating system:

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How to Use

The configuration options available on this page can be somewhat technical in nature, and are explained in more detail during account onboarding. Questions about individual fields should be directed to your onboarding specialist.

General Information

This tab includes the general information about your Google apps. We will use this info to fill in all the details on Google Play Console, during app submission.

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App store name: This is the name of your app, that is displayed on the App Store. It has to be 30 characters or less.

Description: Use this text to let the user know about your app even before they download it. This will be displayed on your App Store listing.

Short description: You must provide a short description to publish your store listing. Your short description is a quick synopsis meant to spark user interest by outlining your app's value.

Promo Video URL: You can add one preview video to your store listing by entering a YouTube URL. Your preview video is displayed before your screenshots on your app’s store listing on Google Play. Users can watch your preview video by tapping on the play button that overlays on your feature graphic. (Please disable Ads/ Monetization for the video.)

Developers Website: You can add your website link.

Release Notes: Add release notes for your app.

Android Mobile Image Assets

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Please provide all Image assets for the Android Mobile app, as per the required specifications. These assets are mandatory for final submissions. Screenshots can be skipped during the test build creation process. However, these will be required during final app submission.

Android TV Image Assets

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Please provide all Image assets for the Android TV app, as per the required specifications. These assets are mandatory for final submissions. Screenshots can be skipped during the test build creation process. However, these will be required during final app submission.

Provide Google Play Console Developer Access

It is mandatory to provide us access to your Google Play developer account by adding devaccounts@mazsystems.com as an Admin user to your account. We use this access to create, submit and maintain your Google apps on your behalf.

Learn more about creating your Google Developer account here.

Add Keystore Info, Google License Key & Firebase details

A keystore is used to sign your App builds, before submitting them to Google. Learn more about creating a keystore file here.

Google License Key enables the android app to communicate with the Google Purchase Servers. Filling this info info is mandatory for the purchases to work in your app. Learn more about finding and adding your Google License Key here.

Firebase Details: Registering your Android app on Firebase in mandatory to power Push Notifications and Google Analytics 4. Learn more about registering your android app on Firebase here.

Service Account JSON: Linking your Google Play Console's service account to Zype's App Creator will enable us to automatically perform tasks on your Google Play account. Please refer to this article to get the service account JSON file.

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Configuration Settings

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Android Mobile Google Analytics Tracking ID: Please refer to this article to get a UA ID for your app from Google Analytics. (you may use an existing UA ID)

Android TV Google Analytics Tracking ID: Please refer to this article to get a UA ID for your app from Google Analytics. (you may use the same UA ID as Android Mobile App)

App Bundle ID: This is a unique identifier for your app on the Google Play console. If you already have an old app on Google and want us to submit an app update over that with a new Zype app, please add the Bundle Identifier from your old app and use the same Keystore information through which your previous app was signed. Your old app's developer can help you find this bundle identifier/ Keystore details. 

If it's a new app, we will give it a new bundle id. You can enter the bundle ID in this format:- com.maz.tvod[your app id]. You can get the App ID for your app from the Apps Creator URL for your app. Please refer to the screenshot below.

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In the above example - com.maz.tvod117 will be the bundle Id for the Android app.

 

Congratulation! You have successfully configured your Android Mobile and Android TV apps. If all the above steps are completed, we are ready to create builds for your Google apps. Write to us at submissions@mazsystems.com to request test builds. Please note, generating test builds may take 5-7 business days after we receive the request.

 

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