Create a Release build in Zapp:
1) Select ‘Debug & Release’ in Zapp to create a release version:2) Insert the following parameters for the build:
i - Key Store File (dist.keystore)
ii- Store Password
iii- Key Alias
iv- Key Password
* Please contact your account manager / developer if you need help in locating these files.
3) Once the build is complete Test it on all devices and make sure there are no issues
4) Once confirmed that all is OK with the build, enter the Release page of the build in Hockey App (via Zapp), and click on Download, to download the APK file to a local folder on your computer:
5) Once the Download has been completed, open the Folder the contains the File and make sure it is there [it will usually be in your “Downloads” folder, unless configured otherwise]:
Preparing the Google Play Store with Images for the new build:
1) Sign in to the Google Play Developer Console:
2) Select the relevant App within the account
3) In the Side Menu on the left-hand side, select “Store Presence” → “Store Listing”
4) Store Listing - Review the different sections of the Screen and fill-in the text / upload the images, where required:
i- Product Details -
App Title, Short Description, Full Description
ii- Graphic Assets -
- JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha). Min length for any side: 320px. Max length for any side: 3840px.
- At least 2 screenshots are required overall. Max 8 screenshots per type. Drag to reorder or to move between types.
For your app to be showcased in the 'Designed for tablets' list in the Play Store, you need to upload at least one 7-inch and one 10-inch screenshot. If you previously uploaded screenshots, make sure to move them into the right area below.
Underneath, you shall be be required to insert the branding icons for the app:
i- Hi-res Icon - 512x512, 32-bit png (with alpha)
ii- Feature Graphic - 1024x500, JPG or 24-bit png (NO Alpha)
iii- Promo Graphic - 180x120, JPG or 24-bit png (No Alpha)
For TV Apps, you will also be required to insert the following:
i- TV Banner - 1280x720, JPG or 24-bit png (NO Alpha)
ii- Daydream 360 Degree Stereoscopic Image - 4096x4096, JPG or 24-bit png (NO Alpha)
Promo Video -
It is also possible to upload a Promo Video that will display the Screens of the app.
* For Further Information, please consult the following Documenation:
Uploading the APK of the new version to the Google Play account:
1) Open the Side Menu of the Google Play Account and select “Release Management” → “App Releases”:
2) In the Screen that opens, click on “Manage Production”:
3) Click on “Create Release” in new Newly Opened Screen:
4) Drag-and-Drop the Downloaded APK File of the new release version, to the APK field:
*Note: Incremental Build Number -
It is important to make sure that the Build Number of the new version, is higher than the build in store. Otherwise, you won’t be able to upload the APK.
If the Store version is 1.1 (12) → The New version must have a build No. higher than 12.
5) Once the upload has completed, you will be prompted with the Build Parameters:
Click on Close.
You will then see that the version you have added, now appears below:
6) Scroll Down and update the “Release Name” and “What’s new in this Release”.
You can copy the text from the previous version:
Click on “Save” once done.
7) After you have clicked on “Save”, the button will convert into “Review”.
Click on "Review”.
You will now be transferred to the “Rollout Screen”.
Rollout - In the Rollout Screen, you can release the app version to production using a staged rollout. Selecting the option of a staged rollout (less than 100% of the users), your update reaches only a percentage of your users, which you can increase over time.
8) Review the information on the “Rollout Screen” and if all is correct, scroll to the bottom in order to select the Rollout % Percentage of this new version to Production.
The Rollout can vary from 0.5% to 100% of Users at once.
Once the desired % Percentage has been selected, click on “Start Rollout to Production”.
You will see that the Status bar at the top of the screen has changed from Status “Published” to “processing”.