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Celebrating 1 year of Google Play’s Academy for App Success

Posted by Dan Lavelle, Head of Learning Operations, Google Play

One year ago, we introduced the Academy for App Success , an e-learning platform to help apps and games businesses who want to grow on Android and Google Play. In that time we've seen tens of thousands of people register for free learning, complete over 50,000 courses, and provide an average course rating of 4.66 out of 5 stars. Thank you to everyone who has spent time learning about best practices, Play Console features, policies and other aspects that are critical to growing your business - we hope to see more of you in the future.

New content and features

Since the debut of Play Academy, we've been working hard to expand our offering to cover the topics you want to learn about. In this time, we have:

  • Created and updated 30+ courses
  • Localized Play Academy in 9 additional languages
  • Developed tailored content for specific markets, such as India, Indonesia and Korea
  • Launched content updates to share the best of GDC and Google I/O
  • Refreshed the visual experience.

We've also been listening to your feedback and have updated Play Academy with content to cover key areas that might interest you:

illustration for Google Play policy illustration for Subscription model for games Track installs, uninstalls, and upgrades

Google Play policy

Subscription model for games

Track installs, uninstalls, and upgrades

What's next?

Our goal at Play Academy is to provide you with a free learning resource to optimize your use of Play Console features, learn best practices to apply to your app or game business, and stay on the right side of Google Play policy.

Over the coming year, we will continue to create and update content in these key areas, in addition to investing in new learning formats to complement our interactive e-learning content.

Start learning now!

At Google Play, we're looking forward to another great year of learning with you.

It's easy to get started with Play Academy - simply head to g.co/playacademy, sign up for your free account, and choose from over 75 e-learning courses and assessments. While you're there, leave a rating and review on any courses you complete.

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Free training for Android developers – learn how to succeed on Google Play

Dan Lavelle, Head of Learning Operations, Google Play

Having a great idea for an app or game is just the beginning. At Google Play, it's our goal to provide you with the tools and skills to build successful mobile app and games businesses. Training continues to be among the top requested features from Android developers, and we've heard your feedback.

That's why we're launching a brand new, free e-learning platform to help you realize the full potential of your business on Google Play.

Introducing Google Play's Academy for App Success

Whether you're looking to grow your audience, understand performance metrics, or increase revenue, Play Academy is here to help you understand the best practices and Play Console features to succeed on Google Play. We built Play Academy to fit into your busy schedule. Learn from your home or office computer, or take courses on-the-go with your mobile device.

Key features of Play Academy

Learning paths

Choose from 10 collections of bite-sized courses organized around features and best practices, including; Test your app before release, Evaluate your app's technical performance, and Monetize your app.

Interactive lessons

Learn through a rich multimedia and interactive e-learning experience.


Test your new knowledge of key Play Console features and mobile app best practices.


Get recognition for your new skills. Wear your achievement badges with pride on your Play Academy profile.

Start learning today

It's easy to get started with free e-learning content from Google Play. Head over to g.co/play/academy to sign up and start your developer journey. Also, make sure you keep an eye on upcoming Play Academy news - we'll regularly update our courses to keep pace with the newest features and programs so that you can stay up-to-date with the latest insights you'll need to grow your app or game business.

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