I’m sort of working through it but I’m also a bit confused by how it works.
Here’s what I’ve done in Google Console…
- I’ve created an app and added icon, feature image and store blurb into the ‘Main Store Listing’ part of Google Console
- I’ve created a closed-test track (under Testing/Closed Testing), setting myself as the only tester as I don’t know anyone else with a GW4(!), and uploaded my aab into it (I think I could have alternatively selected an Open test track if I had preferred)
- I’ve gone into Set-up/Advanced Settings/Release types and added a Wear OS release - which requires me to have done step 2.
The Release type now says “In review” - so I assume I have to await the review outcome which I guess may take a couple of days.
I’ve made sure to mention Wear OS in the short description of my watchface - not doing this can result in review failure I believe.
But I’m confused by the “Graphics” section of the “main Store Listing” in Google Console.
I’ve assumed that I should not upload any images into the Phone or Tablet sections, as my watchface isn’t built for these platforms.
Once I’d added the Wear OS release type, a Wear OS subsection has appeared in the Graphics section of the main store listing. The text under this section says upload images 9:16 or 16:9 aspect ratio and I’m assuming that these will be the images that are displayed in the Play Store listing for the watch face. I have a set of marketing images for this which contain info on buttons, features and shortcuts etc.
However, this link states that the Wear OS screenshots should be 1:1 aspect ratio and not include anything but the app interface (below).
At the moment, I have both my marketing images and a couple of actual 1:1 screenshots uploaded into the Wear OS screenshots section of the Main Store Listing section.
I think I am missing something. Maybe my Marketing shots should go into the phone/tablet section and the screenshots of the watchface into the Wear OS section?
What have others done?