By default, we take care of publishing your Branded Event App to the Google Play Store using Socio's Google Developer Account. While Apple requires that your company publish your app using your own developer account, the Google Play Store does not. If you'd like your app published under your company name, you will need to register a Google Developer Account and authorize Socio to publish your app to your account.  If you elect to complete these steps yourself, instead of listing Socio as the provider in the Google Play Store, it will list your company.

⭐️ Keep in mind, these instructions apply only to Branded Event App customers. If you are using the Socio Event App for your event, you can skip this article! Not sure which you're using? Check out our Socio Event App vs Branded Event App article, or reach out to your Socio contact!

⚠️ 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 will use ours by default!

Request a Google Developer Account

In the Google Play Console, sign in with your Google account, and create a Google Developer Account following the instructions provided. You will be prompted to pay a $25 registration fee.

Grant Socio Access to Publish Under Your Account

Next, give Socio permissions 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. And yes, that's not a typo! If you'd like to grant access to the event app only, create a placeholder app and grant us access only to that app.

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