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Google play package needed to verify play service credentials?

  • 1 June 2024
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According to this post, there must be something entered for the Google play package (e.g., com.example.example) which “will be specified in your app's build.gradle”. While I’ve entered something, I realize my credentials might not be verified yet nearly 48 hours out because it that package name doesn’t match that of my app in the google play console.

However, that is because I have not yet uploaded the app to the google play console. It is far from finished. Is there a workaround for this? Note I am (obviously) a newbie, and I’ve looked online but can’t find any way to set the package name manually. 

If it matters, I am using Expo/React Native for this project.

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Best answer by Ryan Glanz 5 June 2024, 15:52

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Hey,

You’ll definitely need to upload the app with a matching bundle id. But, the app doesn’t have to be in a finished state. It could even just be boiler plate app code. You can add it to a closed-test track and it won’t be visible to the Play Store.

So I’d upload your .apk/.aab to GPC and then finish the rest of the credentials setup.

Let me know if you run into any issues.