By design, Telerik Platform let's you publish directly to app stores via the Publish
wizard. This feature is enabled for Telerik Platform Professional subscriptions and above (please check our pricing page
for more information).
However, this doesn't mean that you are unable to publish RELEASE builds of your applications manually. For that purpose, you will need to first re-sign the application package as no matter RELEASE or DEBUG, AppBuilder will always use a development certificate to code sign it via the Build
option. This is the main difference between the Publish
feature and the RELEASE builds, as when publishing your application with AppBuilder, we use a distribution certificate instead of the development used for all other builds.
For more information about re-signing .apk files, you can check these articles: first
I hope this helps.