Can't Upload To Play Store

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  1. Sophie Ross

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    Hello, I really want to upload my app to the play store however cant find a way to export it from android studio.
    I've watched lots of tutorials and they all click on the build tab and then build bundle APK however i dont have that option as shown below. I also am unable to run it, any help would be super helpful as i have never used android studio/play store. I also cant see why the code would be wrong because my app worked fine on apple!

    Im hoping this is a quick fix and any help would be appreciated :)))
     
  2. Sophie Ross

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    these are my options for build and the run button isnt green
     

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  3. Leighton

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    Hello,
    When you exported from Buildbox was it exported as "Android" ?
    When you load up Android Studio you select "Open an existing android studio project".
    Are these the steps you have taken so far?
    Thanks
     
  4. Sophie Ross

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    Hello,
    thanks for the reply, i have done both of them, if i click "open existing project' this is the error message i get:

    thank you
     

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  5. Leighton

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    Hmm ok.
    I will write up a quick guide for you and see if you still have problems.

    1.Inside Buildbox, select "Export" and select "Android". Save to desktop.
    (Picture 1)
    2.Open up Android Studio and select "Open an existing android studio project".
    Locate your exported game and find the file called "Build.gradle".
    (Picture 2) + (Picture 3)
    3.If asked to update then select "Yes".
    4.Select "Build" and then select "Generate Signed Bundle / APK".
    (Picture 4)
    5.Next we select "APK" and "Next".
    (Picture 5)
    6.Next we need to add some things.
    *Key Store Path* = Locate your Keystore File by Selecting "Choose Existing".
    *Key Store Password = Your Password for your key store.
    *Key alias = This would be any name set by you.
    *Key password = Your other password.
    (Picture 6)
    ***Please note that if you have not got a Key Store file then you will need to create one. It takes about 1 minute to create one and once its created you need to keep it very safe or you will not be able to update the game created with it again.
    I always say to keep one on my PC and another copy of it saved with a cloud service in case your first one is ever deleted.***

    7.(Picture 7)
    Select "Release" or "Debug" and then select "V1 & V2".
    Click "Next" and that should be it.
    Your game should be building.

    8.Sometimes this can take a small while but once its done there will be a small message at the bottom right of the screen. (Picture 8). Select "Locate".

    Next we select "App/Release". you will see a file with a .APK file type.
    This is your game you just exported.
    Rename it and send to your device and play! :)

    Hopefully this guide will help you build with ease. If not, just let me know :D
    Thanks
     

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  6. Sophie Ross

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    hello, thank you so much for the guide im still getting the same issue (as shown in the image) that i have error messages and there's no option to generate the APK, i am on version 4.1.1 on a mac. Could this be the issue because i have a windows computer too i could switch to?

    thank you!
     

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  7. Leighton

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    Hello, I cant help much with a Mac as I only have Windows PC unfortunately.
    You could try on your Windows PC and see if you can get it working.
     
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    Do you have gmail with another account, opened in other tab? If so, sign out from both accounts, then sign in to Google Play console again.
     

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