The first question in which many developers have when creating an application is whether they should be registered as a developer with Apple or Apple developer account and Google Play Developer console or not to be able to publish their apps for Apple and Android devices. Well, the short and simple answer for this is yes but, you're not required to have both only to publish on a single platform.


Let's say for example that you want to make an app for Apple devices, it should be available in iTunes App Store for users of iOS to download them. Apple developer program set this requirement in order to protect their users and at the same time, to regulate the type of content available for their devices. This will cost developers around 99 dollars a year for the license which permits them to publish unlimited number of applications.


There are lots of other ways on how you could create an app for Android devices. Among which, the simplest is through Google Play Store with a Google Developer App Account. With Google Play Developer Console, it enables developers to publish and distribute applications directly from their accounts to the users of any Android compatible devices.


Similar to iTunes, this allows Google to protect users from any contents that are harmful to the devices or inappropriate. As for the cost for a Google Developer Account and at the same time, to publish unlimited number of apps on Play Store, only 25 dollars has to be settled.


Now, if you are interested in this program, the first thing you have to do is of course, to register for a ios dev center account. In order to do that, you must visit Google Play Console and enter your basic info regarding Google Play developer identity like name, email address, contact details and so forth. Read carefully the Google Play Account Developer Distribution Agreement and if you're okay with it, sign it for your country or region. Please take note as well that the app and the store listings you will publish on Google Play must comply with US export law as well as Developer Program Policies.



When you are doing, just pay the 25 dollars for registration fee using the Google payments but if you don't have such, you can easily set one during the process. If the registration for Google Developer account has been verified, you're going to get a notification in the email address you've used during the registration. When the registration is verified, you can now log in to your account. By being a developer, it gives you the opportunity to use google play store developer features like cloud test lab, staged rollouts, alpha and beta tests, acquire users and more.