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Samsung Developer Program

Validation Overview

After registering your app and its in-app items (when offered), submit them for validation evaluation to determine whether they are to be distributed through Galaxy Apps store.

After registering your apps (Android, Gear, or Theme applications, services, widgets, or fonts) through Seller Office, submit them and their in-app items (when offered) for evaluation by the Samsung Validation Team. The team will evaluate your the functions and content of your app and its in-app items to determine whether they meet the appropriate Samsung validation policy requirements, including the applicable laws for all countries to which you specify the app is to be distributed.  

Validation testing is performed in two phases. The purpose of each testing phase and processing details, including when your apps are distributed, vary depending on the type of app (see below). Samsung, at its sole discretion and without the consent of any other parties, reserves the right to distribute in, withhold distribution from, and remove from distribution in the appropriate Samsung apps store those apps submitted for distribution validation and those apps being distributed.

To be validated for distribution, apps and their in-app items (when offered) must:

  • Meet all requirements in the Samsung app validation policy (policy).
  • Comply with all local laws of the countries to which apps are to be distributed.

    Note: If an app meets all policy requirements but does not comply with the local laws or customs of one or more countries specified for distribution in the app’s registration, those countries will be removed from the app’s distribution.  

During app distribution, if app or in-app item content or functions are found to be objectionable to users, no longer comply with local laws of distribution countries, or no longer comply with Samsung policy, Samsung can stop app distribution, disable app and in-app item sales, and remove the app and in-app items from the Samsung app store.
 

Android App Validation

The validation process for Android apps and their in-app items (when offered), Edge Panel apps, and specialty apps (such as fonts) consists of the following:

Registration_Validation_Distribution_AndroidApp.png

 

  • Initial phase testing is typically completed in one business day
  • Final phase testing is typically completed within five business days.
  • At any time, you can review the process status of your app in the Seller Office UI by going to the Applications > My Applications webpage.
  • During testing, if an app does not meet the requirements of a country or platform device that the app is to be distributed to (specified in Seller Office app registration), then those countries or devices are removed from distribution, but other distribution countries and devices are not affected.

 

Content and Basic Function Test

  • Purpose: Confirm that app content and basic app functions meet the Samsung App Validation Policy requirements.
  • If an app fails content and basic function testing:
    • You will be notified.
    • You can modify app and in-app item content and/or basic functions that failed to meet requirements and resubmit them for validation testing.
  • If an app passes content and basic function testing:
    • You will be notified.
    • App distribution and app and in-app item sales is enabled.
    • The app undergoes advance function testing.
       

Advanced Function Test

  • Purpose: Confirm that app functions other than the basic functions meet the Samsung App Validation Policy requirements.
  • If an app fails advanced function testing:
    • You will be notified.
    • App distribution and app and in-app item sales are suspended.
    • You can modify app and in-app item functions that failed to meet requirements and resubmit them for validation testing.
  • If an app passes advanced function testing:
    • You will be notified.
    • App distribution and app and in-app item sales continue.
    • Manage the app and your finances through Seller Office.
       

Gear and Samsung Themes App Validation

The validation process for Gear apps (watch face apps and general apps) and their in-app items (when offered) and Samsung Themes apps consists of the following:

Registration_Validation_Distribution_GearThemeApp.png

 

  • Testing in both phases is typically completed within five business days.
  • At any time, you can review the process status of your app in the Seller Office UI by going to the Applications > My Applications webpage.
  • During testing, if an app does not meet the requirements of a country or platform device to which the app is to be distributed (specified in Seller Office app registration), then those countries or devices are removed from distribution, but other distribution countries and devices are not affected.

Function Test

  • Purpose: Confirm that app functions meet the Samsung App Validation Policy requirements.
  • If an app fails function testing:
    • You will be notified of the reason.
    • You can modify app and in-app item functions that failed to meet requirements and resubmit them for validation testing.
  • If an app passes function testing:
    • You will be notified.
    • The app undergoes content testing.

Content Test

  • Purpose: Confirm that app content meets the Samsung App Validation Policy requirements.
  • If an app fails content testing:
    • You will be notified of the reason.
    • You can modify app and in-app item content that failed to meet requirements and resubmit them for validation testing.
  • If an app passes content testing:
    • App distribution and app and in-app item sales continue.
    • You will be notified.
    • You manage the app and your finances through Seller Office.

 

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