To publish a new app, access the Add new App option in the Apps section of the Developers Console. Please note that only one file can be sent, regardless of the platform for which the app is published.
Also, kindly keep in mind that the app must meet the publication criteria.
Fields to fill in
- Operating System: Indicate the operating system for which the app you’re about to upload is designed.
- Select File: Choose the local file that is to be published. Make sure the format is one of those supported by Uptodown. If the file exceeds 250MB, you’d need to send it via an external URL by selecting the option at the bottom of the screen.
After clicking on the Add File button, an editing menu will appear. Here’s where you can enter all the information about the app to be published.
- Icon: The icon that will be used to identify your app. We recommend a square aspect ratio, a minimum resolution of 256x256, and a PNG or JPEG file format.
- Name: The name of your app. Please, remember that trademarks of other apps or combinations of words that aim to improve SEO but may confuse the user about the app's purpose are not allowed.
- Operating System: The platform your app runs on. Uptodown currently supports Android, Windows, and Mac.
- Directory or Category: Choose the category that best fits the app’s nature.
- Id Play Store/App Store (optional): If your app is intended for Android and it is already published in Google’s Play Store, you can insert its package name here to speed up its validation process, although it should be displayed automatically.
- Official website: Official website of the app or, alternatively, the developer's own website.
- PEGI (optional): Recommended age range as per the Pan European Game Information code or equivalent for other regions.
- Nationality: Nationality of the app’s creators.
- Author: Name of the company, studio, or individual who created the app.
- Twitter: Associated Twitter account, if any.
In this section, you can upload screenshots (and videos) of your app, although in many cases they'll only be used as reference. This is because our aim is always to publish content that is totally different from that of any other site, and thus our Content team is in charge of creating original screenshots to improve the SEO of your app.
You don't need to upload images for all languages. The images published in English will be visible for the rest. However, if you need to be more specific, please note that the images uploaded for a specific language will replace those uploaded in English.
When you click on the Add button of a language, a new window will appear. Here’s where you can upload as many images as you want. Moreover, in the Video tab, you can link the URL of any video published on YouTube. Make sure, however, that it’s published by the official account of the app in question.
In this section, you can add a description of the app, detailing its features and functionalities. As with the screenshots, please note that such material may be merely indicative and that the final published description may differ.
To include a description, click on the Author description button and complete the following fields:
- Short description: A short description that’s no longer than 70 characters.
- Full body text description: There is no maximum size. The long description should provide as much information as possible so that our Content team can consider it when creating the app review: how the app works, most relevant features, etc.
This tab displays the different versions of the app you've uploaded. If the app you're editing is new, you’ll see only one version, which will be automatically uploaded with the file you sent at the beginning of the document. By clicking on the Edit button you can modify some parameters associated with the version to be published:
- Version: The version associated with the app.
- Versioncode (Android only): Internal identifier that defines the version of your app. This field is automatically filled in.
- License: Select the distribution model associated with the app among the available ones: Free, Trial, Demo, GNU, AdWare, Open Source, Full Version, or Freemium.
- Development stage: Select the development stage of the app: Final Release, RTM (Release to Manufactures), RC (Release Candidate), Beta, Alpha, or Pre-Alpha.
- Min/Max SDK Version (Android only): Minimum and maximum version of the Android SDK for the app to work properly. This field is automatically filled in.
- Languages: Languages in which this version of the app is available.
- Description for each language version: The changelog of the uploaded version. As a general rule, it gets published without changes by the Content team. It can be included in several languages by using the bottom tabs.
Once all the fields are filled in, just click on the Submit for review button and our Content team will evaluate it and publish it in the shortest possible time. For more information, check out the section How long does it take to publish my app.