Step 2: Create fisheries statistics Application Engin.

You have to create a Google app engine which is linked to your Google account. Google App Engine is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud computing platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers  (ref: Wiki).

AppEngine is considered a “less secure application” usage by Gmail. You need to enable reduced security levels during the running of the upload script, before you go to the next steps.

Sign in to the Gmail account and click on ‘Connected apps & sites’.

Sign in Gmail to change security

Switch on ‘Allow less secure app’.
Without this you will not be able to create the application!

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Without this you will not be able to create the application!

Now the application can be created.

Now the application can be created. Before you create your application engine, please check the procedures at, go to Installing on App Engine (Cloud). This as the procedures changed two times in the last year.

Go to and click on “console”.


Sign in with your Gmail account you created.

If you have never configured a Google Cloud Platform project, click on “Create an Empty Project”.


On the project-creation pop-up dialog, type in a project name that makes sense to you (openartfishyourcountry). Then choose “Edit” to edit the project id. The project id will be the first part of the URL to your ODK Aggregate server (i.e., your server will be referenced with a URL of the form You may want to use a project id that combines your organization name and the name of your data collection group or project. You may also need to accept Google’s terms-and-conditions, as indicated in the screen-shot below:

Now, click on the menu icon (three horizontal bars) to the left of “Google Cloud Platform” in the upper left side of the screen.

select “App Engine”.

Click on the “Select a language” dropdown under the “Your first app” heading

Choose “Java”.

Select the datacenter location where this server will operate and click Next


Google will then begin configuring the server.

Congratulations, the application is created!

Write down the ID: ‘openartfishyourcountry’ of your application. This is needed for installing ODK on your computer and on your application.