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Connect Google Play Developer Account

In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect your Google Developer Account to your BuddyBoss App. Once you’ve connected your Google account, you’ll be able to sync your in-app products with your products in your Google Play Developer Account and be able to submit the Android version of your app to be published through our publishing service.

Before you begin, you must first have created your Google Play Developer account. Once created, you will need to create an app and then generate a Service Account Key in your account.

Afterwards you will be able to connect your Google Play Developer account on the Android Settings page in the Configure section of the BuddyBoss App’s settings.

Create Your Google Play App

  1. Login to the Google Play Developer Console using the Google account you created your Google Developer account with.
  2. Click on Create App
  3. Choose a name for your app’s listing.
    • This is what your members will see when downloading your app from the Google Play Store
  4. Select the default language your app will use
  5. Select App under the App or game option
  6. Select whether your app will be Free or Paid
    • Paid apps require payment before they can be downloaded
  7. Check the box agreeing to Google’s Developer Program Policies
  8. Check the box agreeing to US export laws
  9. Click Create App

Create Your Google Play Developer Service Account Key

  1. In the sidebar, go to Settings > Developers > Api access
  2. Click on Create new service account
  3. In the pop-up, click the Google Cloud Platform link
  4. Click Create Service Account
  5. Enter a Service account name
    • It can be anything, such as the name of your app or business
  6. Click Create
  7. Under Step 2, give the account the Owner role (under Basic)
  8. Click Done
  9. Click the menu icon next to the new service account
  10. Select Manage Keys
  11. From the Add Key drop down, select Create new key
  12. Select JSON
  13. Click Create
  14. Save the Service Account Key to your computer, ready to upload in the BuddyBoss App’s settings
  15. Go back to the API access page in the Google Play Developer Console
  16. Click the Grant Access link next to the new service account
  17. In the Account Permissions tab, check the following options:
    • View app information and download bulk reports
    • View financial data, orders, and cancellation survey responses
    • Manage orders and subscriptions
    • Create, edit and delete draft apps
    • Release to production, exclude devices, and use Play App Signing
    • Release apps to testing tracks
    • Manage testing tracks and edit tester lists
    • Manage store presence
  18. Click the Invite User button
  19. Click the Send Invite button

Create Your Google Play Developer Service Account Key

  1. In your WordPress admin, go to BuddyBoss App > Configure> Android Settings
  2. In the Connect Your Google Developer Account section, upload the Service Account Key you downloaded
  3. Click Connect Account

Your BuddyBoss App will now be connected to your Google Play Developer Account.

You can click Disconnect Account to disconnect from this account. For example, if you wanted to change the Service Account Key used or switch to a different account.

Now that you’re connected, you can proceed to completing the App Configuration steps.


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