Fivos Fivos - 11 months ago 42
Android Question

Add Flavors to the new version of published App

Is it possible to add Flavors to the new version of an already published App?
If yes, suppose the following senario:
I have a published app in Play Store (e.g.
). In the new version of the app I add (e.g.
) Flavors. This addition changes the package name of the app to
Suppose I publish only the
What will the link to the Play store be like? (as it already was)
or it will be renamed to

Answer Source

You can't change the package name of an already published app, you can however have two flavors free/paid, but one of them should have the original package name: e.g.

free =
paid =

which will mean the free app would update the currently existing one, and the paid app will be a new app on Google Play (with zero statistics and downloads).

the links to the 2 apps would be as expected: and

If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, look into [in-app-billing][1] to allow your users to download the app for free, and pay within the app to unlock premium features.