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Samsung Developer Program

Badge Promotion

Put your customers 1 click away from buying your Android, Gear, and Theme product apps with a Galaxy Apps badge or a Theme Store badge

 

You can promote your Android and Gear apps by getting a badge URL and displaying a Galaxy Apps badge image, which will send your customers to your app's product detail page in the Galaxy Apps store.  You can promote your Theme apps with a Samsung Themes badge URL and image, which will send your customers to either your entire Theme product line page or the product detail page of an individual Theme product in the Samsung Theme store.

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After submitting a request for a badge URL and providing app information, Samsung generates an app-sharing shortURL (badge URL).  Download and use the most suitable badge image. 

You can insert the appropriate badge image in your marketing media and link it to your badge URL or use the badge URL alone or with other graphics:

  • In your websites
  • In your YouTube page
  • In mobile app advertisements
  • In your social media (including Facebook and Twitter)
  • In your free apps and their product descriptions, promote your premium paid apps.
     

See how you can use badges to make money.

 

 After your customers click a link that targets your badge URL, the resulting promotion depends on the user's device:

  • In a Samsung device browser, they are taken to either:
    • Your app's product detail page in the Galaxy Apps store.
    • Your entire product line page in the Samsung Theme store.
    • Your app's product detail page in the Samsung Theme store.
       
  • In a non-Samsung device or desktop browser, they are taken to a help page that explains how they can get to your product detail page.
     


 

Getting, Using, and Managing Badges

You can submit a request to generate a badge URL, copy and use badge URLs, download and use badge images, submit a request to de-activate a badge URL, and review the status of and information about your requests and badges.

To get and use a Galaxy App or Samsung Theme store badge for your app:

  • You have an SDP account.
  • The app is being distributed via the Samsung Galaxy Apps store or Samsung Theme store.
  1. Go to the SDP website (https://www.samsungdevelopers.com/).
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  2. Log in to your SDP account:
    1. Click Log in.
    2. Enter your login username and password.
    3. Click SIGN IN.

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  3. In the My Dashboard webpage, click Galaxy Apps Badge.

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  4. In the Generate App Download URL webpage:
    1. Request a badge URL:
      1. Fill in the following:
         
        Seller Office Account Email Address * Email address of the Seller Office account that the Android, Gear, or Theme product app is registered to.
        App Name * Name of the Android, Gear, or Theme product app that the badge URL is to link to.

        App Type *

        Type of application: 

        Android Android app that has integrated a Galaxy SDK or Samsung IAP, Edge panel app
        Gear Gear watch face app, Gear app (standalone or companion)
        Theme product Theme, wallpaper, icon pack, or Always On Display (AOD)

         

        Package Name *

        For Android and Theme product apps, the app's package name.

        For Gear apps, the app's AppID.

        Preferred TAG * The character set (3 to 9 alphanumeric characters) that are easy for your customers to type, and will make your badge URL unique.

         
      2. Review, accept, or decline the Galaxy Apps badge terms & conditions:
        1. Click Terms & Conditions.
        2. Review the terms and conditions.
        3. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, you cannot get a badge URL.
        4. If you agree:
          1. Checkmark By clicking on "Submit Request" you accept the Terms & Conditions.
          2. Review your badge information and click SUBMIT REQUEST.
             
    2. Download the appropriate badge image by clicking Download [image type and format].
       
  5. If you need help with requesting or using badges, send us an email (support@samsungdevelopers.com).
     
  6. Your badge request is processed by the SDP team.
    1. Your submitted badge request will be added to the Your Badges list with Review in Progress status (see below for details).
    2. The SDP team reviews the request and typically takes 1 business day to either grant or deny the request.
    3. If your request is denied, the SDP team will communicate via email with the Seller Office account holder and the SDP account holder in an attempt to resolve the matter.
    4. If your request is accepted:
      1. Your submitted badge request in the Your Badges list will change to Active status.
      2. Your app's badge URL will be generate and available by downloading it from the Your Badges list (see below for details).
         
  7. Use the Galaxy Apps badge and your badge URL in your marketing media by linking the badge image to your badge URL or using the badge URL by itself.

 

 

To manage your Galaxy Apps or Samsung Themes badge requests and badges:

  • You have submitted badge requests.
  • You logged in and navigated to the Generate App Download URL webpage (see above).

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  1. In Your Badges list:
    1. Navigate to your badge entry and review the following:
App Name  Name of the Android, Gear, or Theme product app that the badge URL links to.

ShortURL

Badge URL generated for the app

You can copy and paste this badge URL and use it with or without a image (badge or other image).

Total # of Clicks

Number of times your badge URL was activated

Note:  Users may have gone to your app's download page, or to the badge help page.

Date Created Date (MM/DD/YYYY) of the request to generate the badge URL

Download HTML

 

After your badge has been generated, a link is displayed.  Click the link to copy the HTML code to your clipboard.  Insert the code where needed.

Note:  The HTML code will cause the appropriate badge image to be displayed, which links to your badge URL.

Delete Badge

After your badge has been generated, a link is displayed.  Click the link to submit a request to de-activate your badge URL.

Note: Your badge URL will remain active until the SDP team reviews and approves your request.

Status

The current functional state of your badge request or badge URL: 

Review in Progress The badge URL generation request is being reviewed by the SDP team.
Active The badge URL has been generated and can be used.
Disabled by Admin The badge URL has been de-activated by the SDP team and cannot be used.

Deletion in Progress

A badge URL request has been made, and the request is being reviewed by the SDP team.  The badge URL can still be used.

Note:  When the de-activation request is approved, your badge listing will be removed from Your Badges list.


 

  1. To use a badge URL, copy the shortURL and put hyperlinks that target it in your marketing media.
     
  2. To use a badge image that is linked to the badge URL:
    1. Download the badge HTML code by clicking the badge Download HTML.
    2. Put the HTML code in your marketing media.
       
  3. To submit a request to de-activate a badge URL, click the Delete Badge link for the badge.
    1. Your Badges listing status will change to Deletion in Progress.
    2. The SDP team reviews the request and typically takes 1 business day to either grant or deny the request.
    3. If your request is denied, the SDP team will communicate via email with the Seller Office account holder and the SDP account holder in an attempt to resolve the matter.
    4. If your request is accepted:
      1. The badge URL will be de-activated and cannot be used.
      2. The badge URL tag will be made available for use by others and by you.
      3. Your Badges listing will be removed.

 

  1. To use a Galaxy Apps badge image or Samsung Themes badge image that are not linked to a badge URL:

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    1. Download the badge image file by clicking the [Appropriate badge image file].
    2. Save the file locally.
    3. Put the image in your marketing media.
    4. Hyperlink the image to the badge URL.
       

 

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