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Programming Google App Engine by Dan Sanderson

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Registering the Application

Before you can upload your application to App Engine and share it with the world, you must first create a developer account, then register an application ID. If you intend to use a custom domain name (instead of the free appspot.com domain name included with every app), you must also set up the Google Apps service for the domain. You can do all of this from the App Engine Administration Console.

To access the Administration Console, visit the following URL in your browser:

https://appengine.google.com/

Sign in using the Google account you intend to use as your developer account. If you don’t already have a Google account (such as a Gmail account), you can create one using any email address.

Once you have signed in, the Console displays a list of applications you have created, if any, and a button to “Create an Application,” similar to Figure 2-10. From this screen, you can create and manage multiple applications, each with its own URL, configuration, and resource limits.

The Administration Console application list, with one app

Figure 2-10. The Administration Console application list, with one app

When you register your first application ID, the Administration Console prompts you to verify your developer account using an SMS message sent to your mobile phone. After you enter your mobile phone number, Google sends an SMS to your phone with a confirmation code. Enter this code to continue the registration process. You ...

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