Create an Account
To create a Google Play account, go to the Developer Console sign up page. If you are already signed in with a (personal) Google account, you will directly be redirected to the second step. However, you might want to switch to an account of your organisation. Therefore, either sign in with an existing Google account of your association or create a new one.
Please note: after creating your Developer Console account it is not possible to change the currency, country or the email address used to sign in.
If you create a new Google account, make sure to use your association's details to complete the fields, not your personal or Conference Compass details.
After that, follow the steps in the account creation wizard:
- Accept the Developer Agreement.
- Pay the Registration Fee. As creating an account costs $25, make sure you have a credit card ready to make your payment.
- Complete your account details:
Developer name: is displayed below the app name on the Google Play page. This should be the official name of your organisation. Your developer name must be unique.
Developer profile email: your developer profile email will default to your Google Account email. You can change this email under Settings > Developer account > Account details.
The contact email for each app will default to your developer profile email address. If you wish to display a different email address to users, you can let us know the email address that should be visible for users by filling in the submission document.
Phone number: This has to be filled in so that Google can contact you in case of issues with your app. This number is not shown to users.
Invite Conference Compass to Submit Apps
If you are not submitting your own Android apps, you will need to invite Conference Compass as a developer after creating your account. Click Settings on the left menu, then Users & permissions under Developer Account. Click the blue button Invite new user at the top-right corner. Add firstname.lastname@example.org and select Release Manager as Role. The checkboxes will then be set as in the image below.
After this, Conference Compass can manage the submission of your app.
In this link you can find a detailed definition of each permission on the Play Console.
Update Account Expiration Dates
If our access has expired we cannot access your account to create a new app or update an existing one.
If you are the account owner, here is how you can update a user's access expiration date:
- Sign in to your Play Console.
- Click Settings > Users & permissions.
- Next to an expired account, click the gear icon.
- Select Change expiration date.
- Choose a new access expiration date.
- Click Update.
Tip: If you have a society app with us for several years, please, make sure you choose an expiration date for our permissions that allow us to manage your app for the duration of the contract.