1. Bump version

Bump version code and version name in fastlane/

2. Launch the build process

This will build your app and upload it to the Google Play Console.

bundle exec fastlane android deploy --env=production

3. Make your app available for beta testing

  • Log in to the developer console with your project's account and select your app

  • Go to Release Management/App releases in the left panel

  • Click on Manage Beta then Create release and upload the APK generated from the build process. This file is located at android/app/build/outputs/apk/app-release.apk

  • Rollout the beta testing and share the download link to your PO

⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ Once rolled out into production, it is not possible to directly roll back to APKs that have a lower version code. You'll have to bump the version code and rebuild your app, basically telling the Google Play console you have a new version of the app.

4. Update the Play Store assets

If the app's icon or one of its graphics changed, you have to update them separately from the APK:

  • On the left panel, go to Store presence/Store listing

  • Upload your new graphics then submit your update

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