Releasing an app update on Google Play

Briefly recording my workflow for releasing an update for the Commons app on Google Play (lest I forget!):

  1. Submit pull request with my changes to project maintainer. Wait for merge.
  2. After pull request accepted, do versioning and tagging
  3. Record changes in changelog.md file
  4. Generate a signed APK using the keystore file, keystore password, key alias (auto generated by IntelliJ) and key password
  5. Upload new APK to Google Developer page and copy over changelog to be shown to users
  6. Wait several hours for the update to go through, then check app to see if it works as intended
  7. Do git rebase upstream/master to update my repo based on the upstream repo without creating messy merge commits. Check what the upstream repo is via git remote -v if there are errors with this.
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Releasing an app update on Google Play

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