To publish a new app, access the Add new App option in the Apps section of the Developers platform. Regardless of the platform for which the app is to be published, it is only possible to send one file.
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 to be published. Make sure the format is supported by Uptodown. If the file exceeds 250MB, it must be sent via an external URL by selecting the option at the bottom of the window.
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 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. Remember that it is not permitted to use trademarks of other apps or make combinations of words to improve SEO that may generate user confusion about the app's purpose.
- 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 nature of the app.
- Id Play Store / App Store (Optional): If your app is for Android, you can insert the 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 following the Pan European Game Information code or equivalent for other regions.
- Nationality: Nationality of the app’s developers.
- Developer: 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. Our content team is in charge of creating screenshots to improve the SEO of your app, so we always choose to publish content that is totally different from that used on other sites.
You don't need to upload images for all languages. The images published in English will be visible in the rest of the languages. However, if you need to be more specific, the images uploaded for a specific language will replace the ones 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. Plus, in the “Video" tab you can link the URL of any video published on YouTube. However, make sure 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, such material may be merely indicative and the final published description may be different.
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 editorial team can take it into account when creating our 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.
- Version code (Android only): Internal identifier that defines the version of your app. This field is autocompleted automatically.
- License: select the distribution model associated with the app among the available ones: Free, Trial, Demo, GNU, AdWare, Open Source, Full Version, Freemium.
- Development stage: Select the development stage of the app: Final Release, RTM (Release to Manufactures), RC (Release Candidate), Beta, Alpha, 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 editorial team. It can be entered in several languages using the tabs below.
Once all the fields are filled in, just click on the Submit for review button and our editorial 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'.