With over half a million monthly active users, Google’s Play Console has become quite popular among Android developers and Google seems to be enjoying this popularity. Earlier at the start of the 2nd half of 2020, Google launched its new yet beta version of Google’s new Play Console. It was extremely successful and has already registered 350,000 Android app developers. After registering such success, Google is ready to bring the new Play Console out of the beta version. This means that from November 2, 2020, the old Google Play Console is going to retire.
In case you’re still waiting to experience the play console first hand, click on the link here.
After 2nd Nov, developers will be automatically redirected to the new Google Play Console. The responsive design of this new console allows developers to access it on any device. Impressive benefits, Right! Based on the communities’ feedback, Google made a lot of improvements in the beta version. Let’s dig deep to understand the benefits of this new console.
Features of the New Google Console
Google, for a long time, was working on a simpler version and hasn’t been using Google’s material design. Google changed its design in this version, and have introduced visual friendly design, and has integrated all the benefits like responsiveness, allowing developers to access the console on any platform.
Google’s new navigation system distinctly groups similar features. For example, all the optimization, acquisition, setup, and reporting are clubbed together in a single ‘Grow’ function. Similarly, the ‘Release’ option allows the option of easier testing and stages Roll-Out depending on the release flow.
The ‘Release’ option has gotten a complete makeover in the new Google Play Console, it offers you screenshots of all your activities so that you can keep a track of all the open, closed, and internal testing. Furthermore, it also allows you to track your production speed. You can easily dissect the number of users accessing your testing application or keep a track of the countries you’ve rolled your application out to.
The new console will have Managed Publishing instead of Timed Publishing from where you can monitor and control the publishing status of your application on Google Play. It also lets you manage the types of releases you’ve published in different versions of the application, lets you access the store listings, and helps you in coordinating with the team by allowing all to edit and review the changes in one place.
The enhanced instructions and new policy status section allow you to access the information about the new console, the policies on which your app should be compliant with, and lets you review if there’s any compliant issue. It helps in conveying the information and compliant policies easily with the developers so that they can keep their applications under check.
Try the new Google Play Console by yourself to get the gist of this new and enhanced version of Play Console before it goes live. We’ve tried to list a few of the new features that Google has introduced in this new console and how they’ll benefit the developers. Allow your developers to get hands-on experience on the new platform so they will be ready to work on this platform once it goes live.
We at Android Developer have already adopted this new console for our native android app development and the results extraordinary. Try it for yourself and let us know what you think about this.
Q1. How to access the Google Play Console?
Sign up on Google Play’s developer’s account, accept Google’s developer distribution agreement, and pay the registration fees. If you’d like to access the new Google Play Console login into your account and then click on this link: play.google.com/console.
Q2. What is Google Play Console?
Google Play console is a platform that lets you publish and distribute your application on Google Play Store. Furthermore, it also allows you to track and analyze the performance of your application with the help of stats and an extensive set of features.
Q3. What is the cost?
Google Play has levied a one-time fee for its users, $25 that needs to be paid by the user to access the features and publish applications on Google Play Store. The rest of the services are free.