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Promoting within Galaxy Apps

How to promote your apps and products inside the Galaxy Apps store

 

Galaxy Apps promotes your apps via your app's product detail page, in marketing areas with other apps, and via banners. In addition, Galaxy Apps promotes the entire Theme product line of developers who have an extensive product line.

This section presents the details (such as graphic image and video requirements) of Galaxy Apps promotions.

All Apps and Products 

Detail Page

Each app and product distributed in the Galaxy Apps store has a detail page: the primary page that promotes your app or product.  

This is the page that your customers initiate your app or product download. The detail page is constructed from data such as title, description, and pricing information, graphic images including screenshots, and video files that are registered to your app or product. You can change these components at any time.

 

Gear Watch Face App

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Gear App

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Android App

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Theme

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Edge Panel

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Galaxy Apps Store Marketing Areas

Galaxy Apps promotes apps and products:  in areas for all available apps and products, and in areas for those apps and products that meet categorization, download, and selection criteria.

Category

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Available apps and products grouped according to their type as registered with Seller Office:

  • All categories page:
    • Search function
    • Theme Store promotional banner
    • Links to each category of app
       
  • Single category page
    • Apps grouped by: all, paid (commercial), free, and newly released
    • Each app card links to the product detail page
    • UI buttons permit users to:
      • Purchase / download an app they do not have.
      • Update an app that has a newer release
      • Play an app they do have

Top Free and Top Paid

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300 apps and products with the highest number of downloads:

  • That customers can download without paying
  • The customers pay  a fee to download

Theme Store

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All theme products (themes, wallpapers, and icon packs) available to customers

  • My [themes / wallpapers / icon packs] - All theme products that the user has downloaded
  • Recommended - Selected banners of available theme products
  • Top - Best theme products
  • New - Latest theme products being distributed
  • Groupings of theme products that are similar, based on a staff-selected aspect
  • Banner promotions 
  • Theme product line promotions
  • Link to Samsung Themes on Facebook
  • Link to Samsung Themes on Instagram

Gear Store

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All Gear apps and Gear watch face apps available to customers

  • Banner promotions of select apps
  • Editor's Picks selections of Gear apps and Gear watch face apps
  • Find a watch face grouping of all Gear watch face apps
  • Gear Essentials grouping of all Gear apps
  • Trending Gear Apps with greatest increases in sales / downloads
  • Games for Gear grouping of all game Gear apps and game Gear watch face apps

 

Graphics, Image, and Video Requirements

App icons are used be the device platform.  Each detail page is generated based on your app or product information and graphic images that you register with your app or product via Samsung Seller Office.  Each detail page can provide your customers with screenshots and links to YouTube videos.  

 

App Icons

Used by the device platform to enable users to start your app or product.

Android, Gear, and Gear watch face apps

Edge panels

PNG format

512 x 512 pixels

Less than 1024 kB

Screenshots

Displayed in your app or product detail page.

All apps and products

 

At least 4 screenshots must be registered.

Up to 8 screenshots can be registered when a video is not registered.

Up to 7 screenshots can be registered when a video is registered.

 

Android, Gear, and Gear watch face apps

JPG or PNG format

320 pixels minimum, 3840 pixels maximum

Aspect Ratio: 2:1

 

Theme products (themes, wallpapers, icon packs)

Using Samsung Mobile Theme Editor, selected screenshots are contained in the Preview.zip file generated via the Export APK file function.

NOTE:  Only unmodified Preview.zip files can be registered via Seller Office.

 

Edge Single Plus

 

PNG format

550 x 2560 pixels

Less than 1024 kB

 

Edge Single 

 

PNG format

160 x 2560 pixels

Less than 1024 kB

Video Link

Hyperlink provided in your app or product detail page.

Android, Gear, and Gear watch face apps

Theme products (themes, wallpapers, icon packs)

Edge panel

Link to a YouTube video, with video ID (11 characters) in the format:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<video ID>

 

Select Apps and Products

You can request special promotion selection via an SDP promotion request ticket. Our Editorial Team will evaluate your content and request, and determine whether to select your apps and products.   Join, sign in, and submit an SDP ticket via the JOIN NOW link below.

Galaxy Apps Store Marketing Areas

Product detail pages of your apps and products are either available (without restriction) or potentially available (based on categorization, current downloads, and selection) to customers in the following areas of the Galaxy Apps store.

After your apps and products are selected, their detail pages are available to customers in the following areas of the Galaxy Apps store.

Staff Picks

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Promotes apps that the Galaxy Apps editorial team has specially selected:

  • Selected apps are presented in specifically designed banners.
  • Our editorial team merchandises the store weekly and uses that information to refresh promoted content.

Exclusives

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Promotes apps available only in the Galaxy Apps store that are different from other apps, optimized for Samsung devices, and/or contribute to the overall revenue and traffic of the section.  

Banners

Apps and collections of apps that meet selection criteria are promoted via banners, which typically increase daily app downloads by 4 to 5 times.

 

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Theme Product Line Promotion

After you have published about 25 theme products (themes, wallpapers, and/or icon packs), you can submit a promotion request via an SDP ticket to be issued a theme product line page.

  • A theme product line page in Galaxy Apps:
    • Contains ALL of your theme products.
    • Can be used to brand your theme product line.
    • Each product graphic tile links to its product detail page.
       
  • Each of your product detail pages contains a banner that links to your theme product line page.
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