Testing and rolling out of new versions of your applications can be done through the Google Play Console.
Typically, the testing and roll-out of a new version of your private app would occur in these steps:
- Create a "closed testing track" for your private app, in your Google Play Console.
- Target your track to your Managed Google Play account
- Create a release in your track by uploading your updated APK file or app bundle
- Test your track on a WizyEMM profile
- Once testing is completed, promote your closed testing track to a production track
Below we go into detail of these steps
1 - Create a "closed testing track" for your private app, in your Google Play Console.
You can access you Google Play Console by clicking on the "Make Advanced Edits" button in your private app page.
You will need to login to your Google Play Console using a Google Account. You can easily link your WizyEMM admin account to a Google Account, read more on our Help Center page here.
Once in your Google Play Console, you'll need to navigate to the Closed Testing tab.
Here you can either create a new track, or manage the Alpha track (which is created by default).
2 - Target your track to your Managed Google Play account
Once inside your track, you'll need to navigate to the Testers tab, and make your track available to your Organization ID. You can add as many Organization ID as needed here.
The Organization ID is the unique identifier of your Managed Google Play account.
To know your organization ID, please contact your WizyEMM account manager.
3 - Create a release in your track by uploading your updated APK file
You can create a new release from the "Releases" tab of your track. This will require you to upload an APK file, which will then undergo the Google Play review process.
4 - Test your track on a WizyEMM profile
5 - Promote your closed testing track to a production track
Once testing has been completed for your current track, you can promote the track to production. This is done from the Google Play Console.
The button to promote your track is located here:
Release > Testing > Closed/Open Testing > Manage Track > Promote Release > Production
Once promoted, you track will appear in the Production menu in your Google Play Console.
Additional resources from the Google Play Console help center: