Register for a Google Play Developer account here. If you already have a developer account you can bypass this step.
To allow deployment of your Android app we will first need an API key. You can generate it by following the guides below:
Step 1: Sign up
To begin, sign up or log in to the Google Play Console here:
Step 2: Link a project
Once you are logged in, navigate to the API access tab.
Click the ‘Choose a project to link’ button. From here you will need to agree to the terms of service to continue.
Read through the terms of service and select ‘I agree’ to continue.
You will now be presented with options for linking a project. Select the ‘Create new project’ option and click ‘Link Project’.
Step 3: Create a service account
Once you have done this, you will be presented with the API access screen.
Here, select the ‘Create new service account’ option. This will present you with a dialogue box, giving you instructions on the next part of the process.
Step 4: Google Cloud Platform
Use the link in this box to navigate to the Google Cloud platform. You will be presented with this screen:
From here, select the 'Create Service Account' option.
This should be named 'AppPresser Deploy'. If a different name is used, the account will not show up in step 6. The service account ID will be filled out automatically. Once you have entered the name, click 'Create and Continue'.
From the 'Grant this service account access to the project' tab, select the role as Owner and click continue.
Now click 'Done'.
Step 5: Generate an API Key
Now select the three dots, this will bring up a drop down menu. Select the 'Keys' tab.
From here, select 'Add Key' and from the drop down menu select 'Create new key'.
Select JSON and click 'Create'.
This will download the API Key to your device. Please do not lose this.
You will see a message similar to this:
Step 6: Manage Permissions
Now navigate back to the Google Play Console https://play.google.com/console/, You will now see the service account at the bottom of the API access page.
Now click the 'Grant Access' button on the new service account.
This will bring up the account permissions page. Please select the 'Admin (all permissions)' access level.
At the bottom of this page, click the 'Invite User' button.
A message will show up, click 'Send Invitation'.
Congratulations, you are done! Please make sure to send us the key you have generated to allow us to submit and update your apps to the Google Play Store.