Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Offer Your Eduional Apps On Google Play for Eduion

Posted by Pratip Banerji, Google Play for Eduion tm

Last month, we announced Google Play for Eduion — a platform enabling developers and content providers to rch K-12 eduors and students in the United States through a new Android based initiative. Google Play for Eduion is an extension of the Google Play Store for schools, adding curation, bulk purchasing, and instant distribution to students’ Android tablets for eduional apps, books and s. As we said at the time, we are excited to be doing our part to make technology and innovation in the classroom more accessible.

Starting today, you can use the Google Play Developer Console to mark your apps for inclusion in Google Play for Eduion, which is actively being piloted in schools across the country. Marking your app identifies it as targeted for the US K-12 eduional market and queues it for evaluation by a third-party network of eduors. These eduors perform a first-pass qualifiion of apps, assigning the appropriate subject, grade, and common core standards metadata, while evaluating whether they meet the Google Play for Eduion criteria for classroom use.

Lding up to the fall launch, the Google Play for Eduion tm is conducting an extensive series of pilots that include schools and students across the U.S. By marking your app for inclusion now, you will be getting your app into the hands of these schools and influencers in the eduion technology community.

Whether you alrdy have an existing eduional app or are looking to build one, take a look at our Guidelines for Apps to make sure your app is appropriate for the K-12 environment. Follow our detailed requirements and test your app to ensure it is optimized for Android tablets. Then, upload your new or updated app, mark it for inclusion in Google Play for Eduion, and publish. We will email you when your app has been evaluated. Depending on app submission volume, this process can take 3-4 weeks. For more information, see Get Started.

Also plse tune in to our panel for eduion developers on Tuesday June 25th at 10:30 AM EDT. Live from the ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Eduion) Conference, we’ll tell you more about developing for Google in Eduion and we’ll host some eduors who explain what they are looking for in eduional apps. The panel will be strmed on Google Developers Live and we'll make the available to you as well.

For more information on Google Play for Eduion, plse visit developer.android.com/edu.

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