Posted by Dom Elliott, Product Supervisor, Google Play

Google Play’s very first precedence is to develop a reliable, safe, and secure platform for billions of users and tens of millions of developers for quite a few decades into the potential. The sustainability and success of the ecosystem relies upon on this.

As aspect of this target, just about two decades in the past, we introduced app signing by Google Participate in. With app signing by Google Play, Google manages and guards your app’s signing key for you and uses it to indication your APKs for distribution. It’s a secure way to keep your app signing critical that aids shield you if your essential is ever missing or compromised. If you are not enrolled in app signing and you reduce your signing vital, you’ll get rid of the capability to update your app.

App signing by Engage in also allows you to publish your app or recreation with the Android App Bundle, the advised publishing structure in use by around 500,000 apps in production on Google Perform. The Android App Bundle cuts down the dimensions of your app, simplifies your releases, and unlocks up coming generation distribution capabilities these kinds of as dynamic features and dynamic asset supply.

Builders usually have inquiries when enrolling in app signing for the initially time so my colleague has created a Medium put up with solutions to some frequently questioned questions. Read the post to find out far more about the positive aspects of app signing, how we shield developer keys, and to discover about functions like important enhance for new installs and the new source stamp that bundletool will commence adding to apps published with app bundles to give you more peace of brain about Enjoy-signed apps.