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I want use links on googleplay in webview [on hold]

I create a webview with http-links, that redirect on google play. But this link is not working on tablet and mobile from my webview Text on screen: "Web-page is unavailable" How I can fix it?
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Developer Using Payoneer Account for Google Play [on hold]

Can a game developer use Payoneer card for Google play account?
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1-star review attack on Google Play [closed]

A user by the name of "Connor James" has created multiple accounts to rate my game 1-star. I have flagged his reviews to Google as spam but they still haven't been removed... What should I do? It is ...
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Auto-match criteria by location

How does Google match two players looking for a random game? For our app it is better to match people from the same location. Is Google already preferring people living closer together when matching ...
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Implementing BaseGameUtils with LibGDX for Google Game Services

I'm developing a game for Android in Java using Android Studio and LibGDX. I'm trying to implement the Google Game Services inside my game but I'm having trouble using the BaseGameUtils. Every time I ...
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Sign APK of several games with same or different key?

When you choose a key for signing your APK for publishing in GooglePlay, you need to care of this key for the next 25 years if you want to do updates. The key should not be shared with anyone. The ...
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How can I change the name of my game in Google Play?

I have just released my first app game called 'paperplane', now the problem is that there are hunderds of paperplane apps so I dediced the change the name to 'neonplane'. I was not able to change the ...
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My game is not shown in Play Market New Releases

I've published my app for like an 36 hours ago. It is possible to find it with exact search query ("Village Keeper") and it is available via the direct link. Thing is I can't find it in "New ...
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On Android, why would you handle expansion files yourself instead of using Google Play?

Why aren't all Android games using Google Play's ability to serve their expansion files? Why some are handling it themselves inside their apps?
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Unity - What is App Link URL parameter in App Invite method of Facebook SDK?

I'm trying to figure out what should i assign the appLinkUrl parameter of FB.Mobile.AppInvite method. In documentation it says: The AppLink URL to identify your app and also used for deep-linking ...
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What are do's and don'ts on published APK for alpha and beta testing and how to manage it in Google Play for developers? [closed]

Before the official public release or publishing the first prototype game, I learned about alpha and beta testing in order to gain feedback and fixes needed to improve or correct the game's system. I ...
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What happens if I increment a completed achievement on Google Play?

This question is about GPGS (Google Play Game Services). Say we have three achievements like: Achievement A: Kill a total of 3 enemies Achievement B: Kill a total of 6 enemies Achievement C: Kill a ...
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Does Google Play allow an account to log in to the same game on 2 devices?

I'm developing an online Android game with Unity. I want all Google Play accounts to have only one session logged in at a time. Do I need to write my own code to disconnect an existing session on ...
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Restore IAP in Android using Prime 31

can someone please guide me how to restore purchases in android using prime 31. What my basic understating is to get the list skus which player has purchased after he logs in with his account and ...
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How can I hand out free copies of my otherwise-paid Play Store game?

With Google Play Services, is it possible to give people redeemable codes for an Android game I made, or give them special access or something like that? How do I do it?
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How to make ranked matches in a head-to-head multiplayer game?

I am working on a field hockey like game for Android and iOS. Currently I support being able to play against another player online in a client/server fashion where one device host and the other ...
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Has google increased apk limit from 50mb to 149?

I recently seen Angry Birds GO has apk size of 149 on google play, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsgo&hl=en Yet google says apk size limit is 50 mb.So my ...
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What organic traffic can I expect from publishing on Google Play, without other marketing?

I've just published a new Android game on Google Play. It has been a bit over 48 hours. It's active in the store, and I can search for it by name to get to it. However, I've had 0 organic downloads ...
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manage game play services from my backend

I want to show a list of leaderboards on my website that are related to a game i've created. I already store google play services user Id on my server database, however since using corona and corona ...
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Google Leaderboards, Reducing the Score of a Player

I am making a strategy game similar to chess for Android. I'll be using the Google Leaderboards for rankings. I want to implement a sort of ranking system, that the player can actually lose score, ...
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Marketing my mobile game [duplicate]

I have almost finished my game; I want to upload it to Google Play and the App Store. I will make it free but with Admob advertising. What is the best way to market my app (without any app promotion ...
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Publishing a game on Google Play with a fake name

I'm almost publishing my game to Google Play, but I wonder if I can use an fake name, I mean, not using a fake name with a real names, just some words like Lazer Dude or anything else, because I don't ...
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Google Play downloads never update

So I published an app about 3 weeks ago and it still says 10 downloads, but I have google analytics in the app and it says my app has nearly 1000 downloads. After 2 days my app said 10 downloads and ...
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Android split build - manual obb file download necessary?

I have an apk built with Unity 5.0.1 that has over 50MB. Google Play does not accept files over 50MB so I have to make a Split Build as covered in the Unity manual: ...
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1answer
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Google Play Game Services real-time multiplayer secure game data architecture

Is it secure to allow all game clients in a multiplayer game session to store sensitive opponent player data which should be revealed in the UI only upon a certain action (e.g. enemy building type ...
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Is it legal to sell or monetize games created with the Unity 3D free edition?

Is it okay to use Unity 3D programming and gaming software to create mobile game apps for Android and iOS? I am using a free version of Unity 3D and planning it to sell my current game app I've ...
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How can I parse the leaderboard data returned from Google's API?

We're developing our first Android game and we want to get leaderboard data from Google Play Game Services and use the score data from the different leaderboards. I am able to use Unity's WWW class ...
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What do these Google Play Buildbox settings mean?

I am using Buildbox to design my first game to put on Google Play store, however I am having some issues. The game is finalized now. But I have a few questions. The settings in Buildbox ask for my ...
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How can I “publish” an Android game without Google Play?

I'm new to development and trying to get a sense for the obstacles to publication If I need to circumvent the Google Play app store, can I publish a game to a website that people can visit in a ...
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I'm 14 y/o and I'd like to publish my app on the Play Store! [closed]

I'm 14 and I made a game for Android and I would like to publish it. My question is that how could I publish my app on the Play Store. As a minor is it legal for me to publish it? I wouldn't like to ...
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Game upgrade launch : Cross-platform release timing

I just finished doing a major upgrade for a old mobile title, that haven't seen an update in over a year. Lots of new content, things are looking nice. Sadly, these days it takes an average of 12 ...
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Programatically find out which app store install came from?

Background In my app, I have a 'rate me' button. It follows the usual path - user clicks in, it starts an intent and opens the app's listing on the Play Store. All well and good. Now I wish to try ...
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Concerns about Google Play Games security

I want to develop a Android game using LibGDX. Let's take a classic example ; some player can battle another one in turn based matches. The outcome of match defines the reward in some ingame currency. ...
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'Resetting' Google Play Games Services so app forgets it previously connected (so it shows confirmation screen again)

When I first integrated Google Play Games Services into my app, it came up with a 'confirmation screen', something like: App Name wants to connect to Google Play Game Services I don't recall the ...
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How can you check your users' unlocked achievements (Google Play Game Services)?

Is it possible to see how many of your users have unlocked certain achievements on the Google Play Developer console? This information would be very useful. I guess that one could achieve this through ...
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1answer
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Tips on how to notify a user of new features in your game

I have noticed a problem when releasing new features for a game that I wrote for Android and published on Google Play Store. Because my game is "stage-based" - and not a game like Hay Day, for ...
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I found a game with the same name as mine! What should I do?

I published my game Eyeroller on Google Play the other day. I checked there was no game on Google Play with the same name. But today I searched for "eyeroller" on Google (Yes, I should have done it a ...
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Is it a good idea to imitate the same name of app to gain number of downloads? [closed]

Is there a way in order to recognize the game app's name and become popular for downloads in order to earn more money? I tried to check a certain name of the game and the search result appeared to ...
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Publish android game only for 800 x 480 resolution in portrait mode

I have developed a game in libgdx. I worked for long and after finishing, I found that the game runs perfectly only on devices with resolution 800 × 480. I found this solution: ...
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How to Integrate Unity with Google Play Game Services for iPhone and Android games

I want to integrate Google Play Game Services for Apple's iOS and for Android. How can I do this efficiently?
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How can I mock Google Play purchases?

I would like to know what best practices should I do for testing the functionality when a user buy an item/power-ups via Google Play and purchased with real money? For example, basically, creating a ...
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Client-side dice rolls in turn-based game

I'd like to create a turn-based multiplayer game on Android. I'm thinking of using Google Play Game Services and get rid of any other webservice to create and host games. The problem is the game ...
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Can I legally remove the default Unity splash screen by removing it from the APK?

While using Unity I export an Android game as an APK. When the APK is run, the first thing that is displayed is the Unity splash screen. I worked out that I could replaced that image by opening the ...
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1answer
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How many leaderboards can I have in Android via Google Play?

Question is simple. I have one game with multiple levels(say around 90) distributed amongts different amongst different worlds. Am I reading this right and it means I can only have 70 individual ...
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Adding Screenshots Specifically For 4-inch, 7-inch, and 10-inch Screen

My boss invited me and assigned me now as publisher for the app in Google Play. I have a 7-inch Google Nexus 7 tablet to take screenshot of any one of my sample projects I've made and post and upload ...
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Why does my game display the wrong “required Android version” on Google Play?

I'm porting a Unity game to Android, and I've set up the "Minimum API Level" in the Player settings to "2.3.3 (API level 10)". However, on the store, it says "Requires Android: 1.6 and up". On the ...
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2answers
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How can I remove scores or ban users from Google Play leaderboards?

I have included Google Play game services in my Android game. I see lot of users posting fake scores. Can I ban them or can I delete these scores somehow?
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Turn based multiplayer, Google services or Parse or.. [closed]

I have a turn based game on Google play already (paid with around 2000 users and free with around 50k).i am thinking of adding multiplier option to it. I am unable to progress because I don't know ...
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Will Google Play Game Services allow turn-based gameplay?

Will the Google Play Game Services multiplayer allow (turn-by-turn) gameplay like DrawSomething?
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Google Play 3rd Party Payment Allowed?

Does Google allow 3rd party payment solutions to be enabled in developers' apps (i.e., Paypal, carrier/SMS payment), especially in countries where Google Checkout isn't present? Or does this violate ...