To ensure accurate categorization and proper handling of government-related apps on Google Play, please follow these steps to complete the Government Apps section:
- Navigate to the Government Apps section of the Developer Console.
- If your app is developed by or on behalf of a government entity, please select "Yes" in the form. You will then be required to provide additional information to verify your association with the government. If you are a third-party developer facilitating a government process, such as voting or ID validation, you will need to provide proof of authorization. This documentation must be submitted by the relevant government or government entity.
For government entities, you can provide proof of permission by submitting the necessary documentation. This documentation should include government contact information for validation purposes.
- If your app is not a government app, simply select "No" and proceed to save your progress.
Now, depending on your purpose, follow these steps:
For Publishing: If you are in the process of publishing your app, return to the Console Dashboard and continue the publication process.
Learn more: Publishing your app on Google Play: Step-by-step guide
For Updating: If you are updating already published app, navigate to the 'Publishing overview' in the Developer Console and submit any changes you've made for review.
Learn more: Updating your app on Google Play: Step-by-step guide