While Apple requires that your company publish your app using your own developer account, the Google Play Store does not. We take care of publishing your Branded Event App to the Google Play Store using Socio's Google Developer Account — unless you ask us not to.
When we publish the app, the developer is listed as Socio Labs. If you'd like your Branded App to show your company's name as the developer, you'll need to register a Google Developer Account and authorize Socio to publish the app to your account.
⭐️ Keep in mind, these instructions apply only to Branded Event App customers. If you're using the Socio Event App for your event, you can skip this article. Bye! 👋
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⚠️ Caution! When you submit your app (or before!), be sure to let us know if you want to publish to your own Google Play Store account. Otherwise, we'll use ours!
Request a Google Developer Account
In the Google Play Console, sign into a Google account associated with your organization, and create a Google Developer Account following the instructions provided. You'll be prompted to pay a $25 registration fee.
Grant Socio Access to Publish Under Your Account
Once your account is set up, give Socio permission to publish your event app under your account, following Google's instructions here.
Invite [email protected] and either grant us full access, or you can grant access only to your event app. That's not a typo! If you'd like to grant access to the event app only, create a placeholder app, and then grant us access only to that app.
That's it! Pretty easy, eh? Now, let's make sure your Apple Developer Account is all set up.
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