Deploy automatically to Google Play

You have the ability to automatically deploy to Google Play — either per build or on a set schedule.

If you have already completed the pre-requisite steps, follow along below to automatically deploy to Google Play!

Navigate to the Deployments page on buddybuild and select the Deploy to Google Play tab.

The Deployment screen, with the Deploy to Google Play tab selected

Next, select Connect Your Account.

The Deployment screen, with the Deploy to Google Play tab selected ,clicking the Connect Your Account button

Authenticate with Google Play by clicking select a file, and locating the Google Private Key (.JSON) that you created and downloaded in the previous step.

The Deploy to Google Play dialog

Once connected, you now have the option of changing the next versionCode. You can also choose to leave the default value and click Continue.

The Deploy to Google Play dialog, specifying the next versionCode

Next, select the track you want to deploy to, how often you want to deploy to Google Play, and from which branch and variant.

Once you’re done that, select Save Settings.

The Deploy to Google Play dialog, with more configuration options

That’s it! You’re now ready to automatically deploy builds to Google Play.

If you’d prefer to manually deploy builds to Google Play, buddybuild allows you to do that as well!

Troubleshooting Errors

Listed below are a few of the common error messages that you may encounter while attempting to setup deployments to Google Play, and how to resolve them.

Caution

No application was found for the given package name:

The APK must be uploaded to at least once manually through the Google Play Developer Console, which creates the application inside Google Play Developer Console.

If this is not done, you will get the following error message: "No application was found for the given package name."

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