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Theme App Registration Fields

When a field title has an asterisk (*):

  • When 'Conditional' is not in the field description, a field entry must be entered.
    or
  • When the field description starts with 'Conditional', a field entry is sometimes required and is not at other times.
    • In the field description, the condition is stated first.
    • When the condition is met, a field entry must be entered.
    • When the condition is not met, a field entry is optional and can either be entered or not entered.
       

When a field title does not have an asterisk:

  • When 'Conditional' is not in the field description, a field entry is optional and can either be entered or not entered.
    or
  • When the field description starts with 'Conditional', a field entry is sometimes required and is not at other times.
    • In the field description, the condition is stated first.
    • When the condition is met, a field entry must be entered.
    • When the condition is not met, a field entry is optional and can either be entered or not entered.
       

App Information tab

Fundamental app information

Fields in the App Information tab.

 
 

[Language]

The language in which you provide application information

Add: Add local languages in which you want to provide application information. If you do not add any local languages, the information is provided in the default language.
Select Language:  Select one of the added languages in which you want to provide application information. Fields available for that language are displayed.
Change default: Change the default language to one of the added languages. Fields for that language are displayed.

Import My App Info: Search for an app in the Samsung app store and import its app information into this app.

If the app is distributed to only one country:

  • Enter app information in the most suitable language.
  • If the suitable language is English, use the English (Default) tab.
  • If the suitable language is not English, use another language tab.

If the app is to be distributed to more than one country:

  • App information must be entered in English in the English (Default) tab.
  • App information can also be entered in one or more other suitable languages in the additional language tabs.

See Alternate languages for information about adding, selecting, and changing languages.

Application Title *

Name of the app that is displayed in your Samsung app store listing (maximum: 100 bytes)

This title must be unique among all Theme app titles currently registered in all Seller Office accounts (yours and others). However, this title may be a duplicate of a title registered for an Android or Gear app. Duplicate titles can be used for Tencent apps that are distributed in China.


A title can be re-used after a previously registered app has been suspended and terminated.

Short Description

Brief explanation of the app displayed in the Chinese app store listing (maximum: 40 bytes)

This field is only available when Simplified Chinese is the selected language.

Description *

Explanation of the app (including a description, features, requirements, and supported languages) that is displayed in your app store listing (maximum: 4000 bytes)

For non-English apps, the description must contain a warning stating that the full features of the application may not be available on devices that do not support the app's languages.

New Features

Explanation of the changes made to an updated app (maximum: 4000 bytes)

This field is only available when the app is being updated.

Tags

Up to five words or phrases associated with the app in order to aid user searches (maximum: 20 bytes each)

Screenshots *

The preview.zip file (generated by the Theme Editor and not modified) that contains app screenshots to be displayed in your app store listing.

To upload images, click Upload and click-and-browse.

Pre-listen Sound *

Sounds that can be played by the user before the app is downloaded (MP3 or OGG file, maximum: 1 MB)

Only sound types defined in the binary file can be uploaded. The File name, Play Time, and Size fields are filled in for sound types that have been defined.

Type: Function of the sound file, such as ring tone, alarm tone, notification sound, touch sounds, hardkeys, dialing keypad tone, keyboard sound, and backspace button.
File name: Name of the sound file.
Play Time: The amount of time to run the sound file (seconds).
Size: The size of the sound file (bytes).
Upload: Click + to upload the sound file.
Delete: Click x to delete the sound file.

Category *

One or more app store subgroups that best describe the app

Note: When a category is selected, one of its subcategories must be selected.

Available categories and subcategories depend on the platform, binary files, permissions, and other factors.

Unless governed by distribution country requirements, the app is listed in the Samsung app store under the Topics category. If the category selected is not suitable for the application, it may be changed automatically.

Colour Palette [Subgroup]: Color of the theme panel background.
Topics [ Subgroup]: Descriptive group related to the theme.

Seller Page Link

The app seller's icon, URL, and name

Note: To enable the seller page link, all three fields must be specified. If one or more fields are not specified, the link is not enabled.

Seller Icon: JPG file, 512x512 pixels, up to 1024 kB
Seller URL: the URL of the website to which a user is taken when the user clicks the name. The URL is not displayed.
Seller Name: The name displayed on the Theme page and in the Theme store (maximum: 200 bytes). Depending on the device environment, some text may be truncated.

Supported Languages *

One or more displayable languages of the theme


To add a language, click Add, mark one or more languages that the app supports, and click Save.

To delete a language, click [Language's X-box].

Open Source URL

Conditional  For apps that use or include open source software, the URL of the open source license (maximum: 200 bytes)

Privacy Policy URL

Conditional  For apps that have a privacy policy that require a separate notification, the URL of the app privacy policy (maximum: 200 bytes)

Required if the Kids category is selected. If a privacy policy is not specified, the category may be changed during certification.

Optional for all other app categories.

YouTube URL

YouTube video ID of a YouTube video related to the app (11 characters)

Example format of a complete URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<YouTube video ID>

The initial screenshot and hyperlink of the video is automatically displayed in the first screenshot location of the app store listing.

For more details, see How to find the url of a Youtube video?.

Copyright Holder

Conditional  For apps that have copyrighted content, the name of the copyright holder of the app (maximum: 100 bytes)

If a company is the holder, enter the company name. If an individual is the holder, enter the individual's name.

When specified, the copyright holder's name is displayed in the app store listing instead of the seller's name. When not specified, the seller's name is displayed as the copyright holder.

Support E-Mail *

Email address of the person to whom app end-users can send inquiries (maximum: 100 bytes)

To auto-populate with the Seller Office account holder email, select Use my default profile information.

Support URL

URL of the available end-user support site for the app (maximum: 200 bytes)

Notify Result

Email address(es) that are notified when the status of the app registration changes (maximum: 20 email addresses)

To enter additional email addresses:

  1. Click +
  2. Enter the email address.

To remove an email address, delete it from the list (using "-" removes the last line in the list).

Binary tab

Component binary file information

Fields in the Add binary popup of the Binary tab.

 
 

Google Mobile Service *

Whether or not the app provides the user with any Google™ services (such as Google Maps™, Gmail™, and Talk)

Yes: The app provides one or more Google services.
No: The app does not provide any Google services.

Note: The distribution of an app that provides the user with any Google services is prohibited in some countries (such as China) and is automatically enforced by Seller Office.

When registering a new version of a binary file, this setting can be changed, if needed.

Binary Upload *

One app binary file to be registered

Note: You must complete the Google Mobile Service field before you can upload the binary file.

To upload a binary file:

  1. Click Upload.
  2. Navigate to the file and select it.

Basic binary file information

Binary file information in the Binary tab.

 
 

No

Index number assigned to the binary file based on the order of adding files

Version

Latest version code and name of the binary file

File Name

Filename, number of bytes, and status of binary file processing

Binary file processing status
Registering: The file for a new app is being registered or the file for a registered app is being changed.
In registration: The file has completed or failed certification OR its free/commercial status has been changed.
Pre-certification: The file is undergoing Samsung pre-certification.
Certification: The file is undergoing Samsung certification.
Rejected: The file has failed certification or cannot be certified.
Passed: The file has successfully completed certification.
On sale: The file is currently being distributed (freely or commercially) or the file is not being distributed but is waiting for the specified Selling Start date to start being distributed.

Theme Type

Kind of theme, as specified by the binary file (this entry cannot be changed)

Device

Number of devices that are compatible with the binary file and are currently being distributed in the app store

Modify

Icon button to change info and upload a later version of the binary file

Delete

Icon button to permanently remove the binary file

Device compatibility information

Fields in the Detailed Device Settings popup of the Binary tab.

 
 

Device(s) has (have) been selected

Total number of devices that are check marked for distribution in the Galaxy Apps store

Change in total number are not indicated until after clicking 'Save'.

Binary [Number]

Number of each binary file, in the order they were registered to the app.

The latest binary to be registered has a red circle 'N' icon. Mouse-over the title to display the binary filename.

The On Sale check mark indicates the binary files are currently being distributed in the Galaxy Apps Store.

Group Title Bar

Title bar for each type of mobile device

Toggle click the title bar to expand or collapse the list of devices in the group type

Device Group

For each type of user device, all device pairs (Android device - Gear device) that are compatible with one or more registered binary files

Note: Each pair consists of physical devices that support companion Gear apps and standalone Gear apps.

For each listed device pair / binary file combination, the following are indicated: status of compatibility, selection for distribution, and current distribution status in an app store

  • No checkbox: The device is not compatible with the binary and cannot be selected for distribution. However, the device is compatible with other registered binaries.
  • Empty checkbox: The device is compatible with the binary, but the binary is not selected for distribution.
  • Red checkmark: The device is compatible with the binary, and the binary is selected for distribution but is not currently being distributed.
  • On Sale checkmark: The device is compatible with the binary, and the binary is selected for distribution and is currently being distributed.

Binary file detailed information

Binary file details in the Binary tab.

 
 

Version Code

Integer value that represents the version of the app code in the binary file relative to other versions

Version Name

String value that represents the release version of the app code in the binary file for display to others

Updated

Local time (in local format) that the binary file was last registered

Device Recommendation Information

General information about the binary file

Package Name: Name of the binary file.

API (minSdkVersion): Lowest API level that the binary file is compatible with.
API (maxSdkVersion): Highest API level that the binary file is compatible with.
Note: API level identifies the framework API revision offered bybut is notthe Android version number.
[Device Feature]: Whether the binary file supports/uses the listed device features (green check mark) OR does not (no check mark).

For details, see the Samsung Seller Office Application Validation Guide.

Theme Attribute

Whether the feature is defined in the binary file (green check mark) or not (no check mark)

Additional Information

Whether the binary file supports/provides the listed item (green check mark) or does not (no check mark)

VOIP: The file supports VoIP.
Google Mobile Service: The file provides Google mobile services to users.

Resolution(s)

Video resolutions supported by the binary file

Country & Price tab

Free app information

Free app fields in the Country & Price tab.

 
 


Price *

Whether or not app download requires a user payment

Free: Users can download the app without payment.
Caution: When an app is switched between free and paid, current Price and Country settings are reset.

Country *

Countries to which the free app is to be distributed

Distribution Country

  • To be distributed to a country, its checkbox must be checked.
    Caution: If no country is selected, the app will not be distributed to any country.
  • To enable or disable app distribution to all listed countries, click Check All (Country).
  • To enable or disable app distribution to one listed country, click [Country checkbox or name].
  • To automatically distribute the app to a new country when it initially becomes available, select: When SAMSUNG Galaxy Apps becomes available… .
     

There are restrictions based on other registration settings. When a selected country contradicts a restriction, the country will be automatically changed to not selected. For details, see Country Distribution.

Selling Starts

When distribution of the app in the Samsung app store begins

Selling starts on the day of approval
Checked: Default Distribution starts soon after the app is approved for distribution.
Unchecked: Distribution starts on the specified date.

 

[Date entered or selected]: Date that app distribution starts, either on or after the day of app approval, whichever is later.

Selling Ends

When distribution of the app in the Samsung app store stops

Permanent
Checked: Default Distribution does not stop until you uncheck and enter a stop date.
Unchecked: Distribution stops on the specified date.

[Date entered or selected]: Distribution stops at the beginning of the specified date (00:00:00 local time).

US Export Laws *

Conditional Whether or not you certify that the app is in compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws for export to other countries

Checked:  You certify your app is in compliance.
Unchecked: You do not certify your app.

Note: If your app is not in compliance, it cannot be submitted for validation and distribution.

Paid app information

Paid app fields in the Country & Price tab.

 
 

Price *

Whether or not app download requires a user payment, and the standard price of the app:

Paid: Users can download the app after making a payment.
USD ($): Standard USD price (in United States of America dollars) that determines the default country-specific price for all distribution countries.

Other factors can override the default country-specific price.
For each distribution country, the price displayed in the app store in the local currency is the country-specific price at the time of the transaction.

For details, see the Country field below.
For more app and in-app item pricing details, see Pricing and Payment.

After the USD amount is correctly specified, click Apply.
To change the USD amount, enter a new price and click Apply.

Payment Method

One or more methods available to the user to pay for the app when supported in a distribution country and not overridden by phone bill payment: Credit Card, Micropayment, PayPal®, Phone Bill, Cyber Cash, WebMoney, and Pre-Paid Card.

Red check: The method is available to users in supporting countries and cannot be made unavailable unless overridden by phone bill payment.
Checkbox: You can make the method unavailable (unchecked) or available (checked) to users in supporting countries. To change the method's availability, click [Method's checkbox].

Note: Credit card and phone bill payment (if selected) are the default methods of payment.

Payment method(s) can vary based on the distribution country.

For billing details, click How will billing fee be paid by payment methods?

For more payment method details, see the Country field below and see Pricing and Payment.

Country *

Countries to which the paid app is to be distributed, and app price and payment methods for each country

Distribution Country

  • To be distributed to a country, its checkbox must be checked.
    Caution: If no country is selected, the app will not be distributed to any country.
  • To enable or disable app distribution to all listed countries, click Check All (Country).
  • To enable or disable app distribution to one listed country, click [Country checkbox or name].
  • To automatically distribute the app to a new country when it becomes available, select: When SAMSUNG Galaxy Apps becomes available… .

Note: There are restrictions based on other registration settings. When a selected country contradicts a restriction, the country is automatically changed to not selected. For details, see Country Distribution.

App Payment

  • App payment methods available to users in each country are indicated by the displayed payment icons.
  • For countries with phone carrier agreements, phone bill payment can be made the automatic payment method, which causes phone bill payment to override all other available payment methods, and carrier price options to override the current country-specific price.
  • For more payment details, see Pricing and Payment.
  • To enable or disable user payment by phone bill payment:
    • For the payment service, click Phone Bill (Premium SMS / Carrier Billing).
    • For all available listed countries, click Check All (Apply Phone Bill). You should verify any changes to the price for each country.
    • For each available listed country, click [Country] Apply Phone Bill.
       

App Price for a Country

The country-specific prices displayed for each country are what users currently pay to download the app.

  • The localized standard price (determined by the standard USD price of the app and the current daily rate of exchange) is displayed initially.
  • You can manually enter a new price but you cannot enter a price lower than the minimum or higher than the maximum price (minimum and maximum prices may vary by country).
  • When phone bill payment for a country is enabled:
    • The price will be changed to the nearest phone carrier price that is not greater than the initial price.
    • You can select another price available in the list of phone carrier prices.
  • For more pricing details, see Application Pricing.

Selling Starts

When distribution of the app in the Samsung app store begins

Selling starts on the day of approval
Checked: Default Distribution starts soon after the app is approved for distribution.
Unchecked: Distribution starts on the specified date.

[Date entered or selected]: Date that app distribution starts, either on or after the day of app approval, whichever is later.

Selling Ends

When distribution of the app in the Samsung app store stops

Permanent
Checked: Default Distribution does not stop until you uncheck and enter a stop date.
Unchecked: Distribution stops on the specified date.

[Date entered or selected]: Distribution stops at the beginning of the specified date (00:00:00 local time).

US Export Laws *

Whether or not you certify that the app is in compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws for export to other countries

Checked: You certify your app is in compliance.
Unchecked: You do not certify your app.

Note: If your app is not in compliance, it cannot be submitted for validation and distribution.

Validation tab

Validation information

Fields in the Validation tab.

 
 

Please Enter Comments to the Validation Team *

Information to help with the evaluation of the app to determine whether or not the app is to be distributed (maximum: 4000 bytes)

Required

  • App login info (valid but temporary login ID and password) and fake card number if your application requires login and payment testing.
  • If the app does not meet requirements, an explanation of why the app does not meet these requirements.
  • ​If the app is being resubmitted after an update or a previous validation failure:
    • All changes made from the previous version.
    • Changes made to address all failure issues.

Note: If required information is omitted, the app may not pass validation.

Optional

  • Upload a file with additional information (such as developer comments).
  • Information to prevent unnecessary certification QA failures (such as the concept of the app, self‑test results, and any precautions to be taken while testing the app).

For more information, see the Seller Office webpage and Validation Guide.

Upload

Attachments, such as copyrighted materials and video links, to help with the evaluation of the app (maximum: 10Mb)

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