19 November 2012

How to remove application from Google Play : Developer console and Can i change application package after i published application.

STORY:
I uploaded my new app on Google Play and press "Publish" and then i have noticed,that i forgot set package name ...so , i decided to reupload my app with corrected package,but Google play say ... NO.
I though. Woops, let's create new project in Google Play and delete previous application.
Creating new app went well,but ... Google doesn't offer delete my project with wrong package name.
Fail.


ANSWER:

NO.YOU CAN'T DELETE/REMOVE APPLICATION FROM DEVELOPER CONSOLE AFTER YOU PUBLISH YOUR APPLICATION.

NO.YOU CAN'T CHANGE APPLICATION'S PACKAGE AFTER YOU PUBLISH YOUR APPLICATION.



CONCLUSIONS:
It sucks,but  you can delete application only that was uploaded but it haven't been published.
To make your life more painful,Google remembers all package names forever,so you cannot reuse package name for future project.Only what you can do is an unpublish your application( so will be unreachable from google play,but it will piss you off by being listed on your developer console and remind you ,that in past  you make a mistake.Shame that's Google do not offer a hide app from developer console.
Do double/triple check before you publish application.
It is third bizzare problem with Google Play in 24 hour.Ehh..


source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11074972/how-remove-application-from-app-listings-on-android-developer-console that based on source from : http://www.cynosurex.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Java/Android/Tips_and_Tricks_for_Uploading_Apps_to_Google_Market