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Add Binary Files and Set Up Beta Testing for Android Apps

How to register binary files for your Android apps, and set up beta test releases.

 

Registering Binary Files

Ensure that all binary files meet the following requirements:

  • Filenames must be unique among all binary files registered to the app. 
  • Filenames must not contain spaces or special characters; however, they can contain underscores. 
  • For more binary file requirements, see Application Binary Files.
     

To add binary files

  1. From your application in Seller Office, click the Binary tab.

    SellerOffice_BinaryTab_Android.png
     
  2. Add up to 10 binary files:
    1. Click Add binary or Add more binary.

      SellerOffice_BinaryTab_AddBinary_Android.png
       
    2. Enter the required component binary file(s) information and upload the files.
    3. Click Save.
    4. For each additional binary file, repeat this step.
  3. For each added binary file, review and manage the files:


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    1. Review basic binary file information.

    2. Click the number next to Selected Device(s) to review and change the selection of devices (phone, tablet, and other types of devices) that are compatible with each registered application binary file for distribution in the Galaxy Apps Store.


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      Note: Upon initial display, the Detailed Device Settings popup shows the current status of each device.

      In the Detailed Device Settings popup:

      1. Review the device compatibility information.

      2. To change the distribution status of a device, click [Binary file / device checkbox].

        Note: Duplicate devices discovered when verifying app titles cannot be selected.
      3. To register changes and close the popup, click Save.
      4. To not register any changes and close the popup, click Cancel.
    3. Click Non-recommended Device(s) to determine what specific features make a device not compatible with a binary file.


      SellerOffice_BinaryTab_CheckCompatibility_Android.png
       

      In the Check compatibility of non-recommended devices popup:

      1. Select the following:

         
        [Left field] Type of device to be checked
        [Center field] Specific device within the selected type to be checked
        Select binary Registered binary file to be checked

         
      2. Click Confirm.
      3. Review the device feature and resolution compatibility information.

      4. Click Close
         
    4. To distribute your app to a certain device group:

      1. Click Non-recommended Device(s).
      2. In the Check compatibility of non-recommended devices popup, note how the application binary file(s) are not compatible with the non-recommended device.
      3. Make the necessary changes to make the application binary file(s) compatible.
      4. Upload the new file(s).
      5. Click the number next to Selected Device(s), and in the Detailed Device Settings popup, ensure the device is selected.
    5. To review detailed information about a file:

      1. Click [File's version ID, number, or name]


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      2. Review the binary file detailed information.

      3. To hide the details, click [File's version ID, number, or name]
         
    6. To change information about the current version or upload a later version of an added binary file:
      1. Click the file's [Modify Pencil-icon].
      2. In the Add binary popup, change information and/or upload a binary file.  For details see Component binary file information.
         
    7. To delete an added binary file:
      1. Click the file's [Delete X-icon]
      2. In the Notice popup, click Yes
         

Beta Testing Releases

You can release your Android app under normal distribution conditions, or under closed or open beta testing distribution conditions.

Both closed and open beta tests allow you to obtain feedback from users to improve the quality and security of the app before it is released for public distribution. Users are not charged for beta test applications.

There are two types of beta tests:

  • Closed Beta Test: Up to 1,000 designated users with a Samsung account ID can participate.

    In-App items are available for purchase and users are charged for these items. When the beta test is completed, these in-app items are no longer usable.

    Caution: Do not edit or delete item information during the test. Editing or deleting item information may affect the beta test.

  • Open Beta Test: Anyone who has the URL for downloading the application may participate. There is no restriction on the number of testers.

    In-App items cannot be purchased.

Note: Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP v4.0 and above) can only be tested in a closed beta test. Therefore, if your app includes in-app items, you must select the closed beta test.

 

To set up a closed beta test release

  1. From your application in Seller Office, click the Binary tab.
  2. Click Settings under Closed Beta Test.


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  3. Enter the closed beta test information.

  4. Click Save.

Note: To release your app under closed beta testing conditions:

  • Ensure your app registration is complete.
  • Click Submit Beta Test.
  • Ensure that your app status changes to 'Beta Deployed'.
     

To set up an open beta test release

  1. From your application in Seller Office, click the Binary tab.
  2. Click Settings under Open Beta Test.


    SellerOffice_BinaryTab_OpenBetaTest_Android.png
     
  3. Enter the open beta test information.

  4. Click Save.

Note: To release your app under open beta testing conditions:

  • Ensure your app registration is complete.
  • Click Submit Beta Test.
  • Ensure that your app status changes to 'Beta Deployed'.

 

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