Google Play Services API Key

To enable Android app resubmissions, you must create an API key.

PLEASE NOTE: The Google Play Services API Key is a different file to your google-services.json file. The google-services.json file created in our Android Push Notifications doc is used within your app to connect to firebase and facilitate Android Push Notifications and is normally labelled google-services.json. The Google Play Services API Key is used on our build server to facilitate sending your completed app to Google Play and will usually take the form of a file name like "api-1234567890.json". Mixing up these two files will cause errors.

Login to the Google Play Console.

Click Settings, then Developer Account, then API Access.

Scroll down, and click Create Service Account.

Click the "Google API Console" link, do not click Done yet.

Click Create Service Account.

Call it AppPresser Deploy, and click Create.

Click the role field, select Project => Owner (or any role), and click continue.

Leave the other fields blank, and click Create Key.

Choose JSON format, and click Create.

Save the key to your computer, then send it to us.

Click Done, then go back to your Google Play tab, and click Done. 

It should refresh the page and show you this:

Click Grant Access. Make sure the permissions include everything except manage financial data and user permissions.

Click Add User.

You're done! Make sure to send us the key and we'll get you setup for automated Google Play Store resubmissions.