Starting an Android app

Starting a New Android app

Writing code

You do not need a Google Play subscription to write an Android app.

Assembly makes it easy for you to distribute your app so that you do not have to pay for a developer program subscription with Google. Assembly will publish the app, manage expenses, and distribute revenue to you and your contributors.

Source code

Each Assembly product has an associated Github repo under the asm-products organization. Your product repo will be located at Please push the source code for your app to this repository. Send an email to [email protected] if you have problems accessing your repository.

App Distribution

When you are ready to submit your app to the Google Play store for distribution, send an email to [email protected] with your product name, a link to your source code repositories, and the email address you would like to use to login to the Google Play Developer Console.

Monetization and In-App purchases

Send an email to [email protected] if you are planning to add in-app purchases or use ad SDKs to monetize your app.


Domains for Assembly products are held by core team members in the community(that's you!). When you choose to contribute to a product, it's important to note who holds the domain and to build trust with that person as you build a product together. If you own a domain for a product, you might put a pledge in the product description that shows your commitment to protecting it on behalf of the community.