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Samsung Developer Program

Get Your Apps and In-App Items Validated and Distributed

After you design, develop, and register the normal release version of your apps and in-app items, you can submit them for validation testing and normal distribution in Samsung app stores.  For each new app version and new in-app items to be normally released, you must submit them for validation testing.

 

You must  design and develop your app and in-app items to ensure they meet Samsung policy requirements, and prepare them for registration.

You must complete registration by ensuring:

  • You made appropriate entries for all required fields (indicated by green checkmarks next to tab menu listings).
  • You made optional entries (for example, in-app item data, app data, and validation team comments) as needed.
     

You then submit your app and in-app items for validation testing by clicking the red Submit button

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To pass validation testing for normal distribution, your app and all of its in-app items  must:

  • Meet all Samsung app validation policy requirements.
  • Not have controversial content or features.
  • Comply with all local laws of the countries to which apps are to be distributed.
  • Run well on the distribution devices.
     

The Samsung Validation Team will evaluate them and get back to you. When an app or any of its in-app items passes or fails testing, you will be notified (see below).

This section contains fundamental information. For more details, see App Validation through Seller Office.

 

Validation Processing

At any time, you can review the validation testing status in the Applications > My Applications page.

 

Android App Validation

Validation testing of Android, Edge, and specialty apps (such as services, widgets, and fonts) and their in-app items consists of two phases.

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  • Initial phase testing is typically completed in one business day, but it may take longer.
    • Testing confirms the app and all of its in-app items meet requirements for content (including age rating, sexual, violence, gambling, and copyright) and basic app functions  (such as installation, operation, uninstallation, and security).
    • If the validation team reports comments, you can view them by clicking the message icon.
    • After passing  the initial phase when a start date in the future has not been set, your app is provisionally distributed in the Galaxy Apps store and the sale of its in-app items (when offered) is supported. Both are subject to passing the final phase testing.
       
  • Final phase testing is typically completed within five business days.
    • Testing confirms the app meets requirements for functions other than the basic functions (such as forced closure, app freezing, key malfunctions, and resolution errors).
    • If the validation team reports comments, you can view them by clicking the message icon.
    • You can stop testing and provisional distribution by clicking Suspend.
    • After passing the final phase, your app is normally distributed in the Galaxy Apps, and the sale of its in-app items continue to be supported .
       

Gear App Validation

Validation testing of Gear apps (watch face apps and general apps) and their in-app items consists of two phases.

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  • Testing in both phases is sequential and is typically completed within five business days, but may take longer.
  • You can stop testing by clicking Cancel.
  • If the validation team reports comments, you can view them by clicking the message icon.
  • Initial phase testing confirms the app meets requirements for basic app functions  (such as installation, operation, and uninstallation) and advanced functions (such as forced closure, app freezing, key malfunctions, and resolution errors).
  • Final phase testing confirms the app and all of its in-app items meet requirements for content (including age rating, sexual, violence, gambling, and copyright).

Theme App Validation

Validation testing for Samsung Themes apps (wallpapers, themes, icon packs, and AODs) consists of one phase.

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  • Testing confirms the app meets requirements for content (including age rating, sexual, violence, gambling, and copyright).
  • If the validation team reports comments, you can view them by clicking the message icon.
  • You can stop testing by clicking Cancel.
  • Testing is typically completed within five business days, but may take longer.

 

Validation Results

The validation team will notify you and update your app listing in My Applications when your app and in-app items pass or fail: initial phase testing (Android), final phase testing (Android, Gear), and content testing (Theme).

During testing when an app or any of its in-app items does not meet the requirements of a distribution country or device, the validation team will remove that country or device, notify you, and continue with validation testing.

If your app and its in-app item pass:

  • Android initial phase testing:
    • Your app status changes to 'For Sale'.
    • Your app and in-app items  will be provisionally distributed in their appropriate Samsung app store, either soon after passing (within 24 hours) or when you have specified in app registration.
       
  • For all other testing:
    • Your app's status remains the same.
    • Your app and in-app items  will normally distributed in their appropriate Samsung app store, either soon after passing (within 24 hours) or when you have specified in app registration.
       

If your app and its in-app item do not pass:

  • Android final phase testing :
    • Validation testing stops; and provisional app distribution and in-app item support stops.
    • Your app status changes to 'Sale / Suspended'.
       
  • For all other testing:
    • Validation testing stops.
    • Your app status changes to 'Test Confirmation Rejected'.
       
  • You can review:
    • Your app and in-app item registration by clicking the app's status link.
    • Test results summary, and the test report spreadsheet and videos by clicking Check The Reason.
    • Validation team comments by clicking the message icon.
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You can get help from Samsung support (https://help.content.samsung.com/csseller/main/main.do).

After failing Android final phase testing, you can update the app and in-app item content and/or basic functions, and resubmit them for validation testing.

After all other test fails, you can delete the app listing, update the app and in-app item content and/or basic functions, and reregister and resubmit them for validation testing.

 

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