Google is continuing with its focus on guiding developers through the process of creating successful apps for Android. Today, the company released a new digital playbook that outlines the best practices to help software producers get the most out of their applications when publishing them on Google Play. Available as a free download, “The Secrets to App Success on Google Play,” is broken into seven sections that walk devs through some critical steps to make their software stand out.

Some of the key coverage areas include: publishing on Google Play, quality control, making your app discoverable, user retention and monetization. You can download the guide as an 11MB PDF or grab it directly from Google Play. Currently only available in English, Mountain View says it plans to release this new resource in additional languages in the months ahead.

Lastly, if you’re a modern software developer who still appreciates physical books and manuals, Google will ship you a hardcopy (US and UK only) of its new app guide free of charge.

(via Android Developers Blog)

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