APK upload failed with "Failed to run aapt dump badging..." error.
Some developers have reported seeing the error "Failed to run aapt dump badging: ERROR getting 'android:value' attribute for meta-data:attribute could not be found" when attempting to upload their .apk.
We're working on solving this problem. In the meantime, you can try adding the "android:value" to any meta-data manifest property that lacks that attribute. See API Guides - <meta-data> for more information.
Cannot publish due to registration payment still processing
Developers experiencing a sudden large increase in user ratings
We are currently investigating an issue related to unexpected, large discrepancies that Developers are seeing in their daily ratings counts. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.
Downloading earnings reports results in an Access Denied error
Google Cloud Messaging Statistics not updated
We're currently investigating an issue where Google Cloud Messaging statistics have not updated past 11/2/2013. We appreciate your patience while we work on this.
Google Play Search and Developer Apps page issues
Reviews from "A Google User"
Download and Installation Issues
App gets filtered due to a small cache partition on the device
Currently the maximum file size limit for an app upload to Google Play is approximately 50 MB. However, some devices may have smaller than 50 MB cache partition making large apps unavailable for users to download. For example, some models of the devices below are known for being affected by this issue:Acer
- beTouch E140 (K4)
- beTouch E400 (C2)
- Stream (A3)
- Liquid Metal (A4)
- Desire S
- Wildfire S
If Google Play is able to identify such device that doesn't have cache large enough to store the app, it may filter it from appearing to the user.
Problems accessing geo-restricted apps through proxies
Developer Console or Publishing Issues
IE8 Support Issues
Assessing Stats in Developer Console using Firefox 10
If you are using Firefox 10 and having difficulty accessing the stats page in your Google Play Developer Console, please update your Firefox browser to the latest version. Go here to update your Firefox browser to the latest version.
You may also use alternate browser, such as Google Chrome.
Problems with licensing server
Purchase order cancellations
If you are concerned about canceled orders, please note that in an ongoing effort to protect merchants from fraud, Google reviews orders on a regular basis. If Google determines that an order you've received doesn't comply with our policies or is a high-risk order, it will be cancelled for your protection.
To learn more about how Google helps detect fraudulent transactions, please visit Google Merchant Help Center
The Google Play team strives to keep our services available to developers at all times. We investigate instances of problematic transactions on a continuous basis and work hard to resolve these issues as soon as possible. No action is needed on your part.
Applications missing from Google Play
If you are concerned about your applications' visibility in Google Play, please note that there are several factors that may influence how an application shows up in search results within the Google Play store. In general, when a Google Play user searches or browses in the Google Play store, results are filtered based on a number of elements.
First, the manifest file and the device's hardware and features are part of how applications are filtered. In addition, filtering also depends on the country and mobile carrier, the presence or absence of a SIM card, and other factors. For example, if an application requires the telephony feature (as specified in the manifest file), then Google Play will not show the app on any device that does not support it, which is majority of tablets. Same with API levels: if the application requires a minimum API level 7, it won’t appear for the devices that support only level 6 API or lower. Furthermore, priced applications are only available to users in locations where we currently support buyers.
To find your applications in the Google Play store, you can use the following direct URL formats:
To learn more, please visit:
Comments are inappropriate or not helpful
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- Select "Mark this as Spam."
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We're continually working on improving the Google Play experience for all users, and we appreciate your assistance in this effort.