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Samsung Developer Program

Beta Test Your Apps and In-App Items

You can beta test (without validation testing) your Android, Gear, and Gear watch face apps with or without in-app items, either for their first release or after one or more normal releases, in order to get feedback from beta testers and improve product quality.

 

Beta release scenarios:

  • After initial app registration, beta release, and then update and normally release.
  • After any number and types of previous releases, beta release, and then update and normally release.
     

  You test under open or closed beta release conditions:

  • Open beta tests:
    • For Android apps without in-app items.
    • Anyone who accesses the download URL can download of the beta app for free. 
      Note: Beta testers cannot test app purchase financial transactions.
    • Beta testers can provide you with feedback, either through your beta test email address or in Galaxy Apps.
    • On the end date or when you manually suspend the beta release, the beta app is not available.
       
  • Closed beta tests:
    • For Android apps, regular Gear apps, and Gear watch face apps with or without in-app items.
    • Only registered beta testers (up to 1000) can download the beta app from the download URL for free. 
      Note: All closed beta testers must be registered, and cannot test app purchase financial transactions.
    • When in-app items are offered:
      • Beta testers not registered as  licensed testers can only get in-app items by actually being billed for them.
        These beta testers can test in-app item financial transactions.
      • Beta testers registered as licensed testers can only get in-app items for free.
        These beta testers cannot test in-app item financial transactions.
      • On the end date or when you manually suspend the beta release:
        • The beta app is not available in Galaxy Apps.
        • You can either enable or disable beta testers from getting more beta in-app items.
           
    • Beta testers can provide you with feedback, either through your beta test email address or in Galaxy Apps.

 

Note: When you are at the partner level or above, submit a request before setting up a beta test (Seller Office > Support > Contact us).

This section contains fundamental beta testing information. For more details, see Android and Gear Beta Testing Overview

For details about registering and submitting apps and in-app items for beta release, see:

For details how beta testers actually test your apps and in-app items, see Beta Tester Guide.

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