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Samsung Developer Program

Get a Theme Service Partnership Account

The first step to marketing your own Theme apps is to get a Theme Service Partnership account

The Samsung Theme Partnership program consists of an exclusive group of qualified designers with demonstrated experience in producing high-quality graphic designs that enable them to produce distinctive Theme apps. Each prospective Theme app designer must submit their design portfolio and request. After passing the evaluation process, new designers in the program get a Theme Partnership account. 

You can submit a request for a Samsung Theme Partnership account when the request window is open during a two-week period starting on the third Wednesday of every odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September, and November). The entire evaluation process takes from four to six weeks. If additional information is required, Samsung personnel will contact you directly. After evaluation, we will notify you of the results.

Program account holders can get the Theme Editor, a UI-based tool that lets you design and create Theme apps (wallpapers, themes, icon packs, and always-on displays [AODs]) for Samsung mobile devices using your own artwork and without writing code. The Theme Editor then produces a Theme app, which can be distributed through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store.

Build Your Design Portfolio

The Theme Service Partnership evaluation process is designed to promote only the best designers. Only a handful are chosen, which means less competition. A winning portfolio often includes a diverse arrangement of designs for mobile skins, backgrounds, icons, launchers, illustrations, and other relevant designs.

Note: Many rejections occur because portfolio or request UI information is incomplete! Review the following and ensure that your details are complete.

  • Contents:
    • Required You must include all of your graphic designs and other artwork to be evaluated.
    • Optional We recommend that you include a one-page cover letter that identifies other relevant strengths and design experience that elaborate on your Introduction field entry in the request UI (see below).
       
  • Submission files and fields:
    You have several options of where to put your portfolio contents and how to submit them.
    Note: Only one file can be attached to your request UI. The file must be 20 MB or less.
    • Your own design URL and a cover letter file:
      • Put your graphic designs and other artwork in your own webpage.
      • Put your cover letter content in a file.
      • Enter the URL of your portfolio webpage in the request UI (see below).
      • Attach the cover letter file to your request (see below).
    • Zip file with a template-based file:
      • Download and unzip the Theme_Design_Submission_Template.zip file.
      • Put your cover letter and your graphic designs and other artwork in the file.
      • If necessary, zip the file.
      • Attach the zip file to your request (see below).
    • Zip file with your own files:
      • Put your graphic designs or other artwork in a file.
      • Put your cover letter content in a file.
      • Zip both files together.
      • Attach the zip file to your request (see below).

To request a Theme Service Partnership account:

  • The request window must be open. The window opens on the third Wednesday of every odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) and remains open for two weeks.
    Note: When the request window is open, the Get Access button is displayed (see below).
  • You must be signed in to your Samsung account (https://account.samsung.com/membership/service/getServieInfoList.do).
  1. Navigate to the Services Samsung Themes website (http://developer.samsung.com/theme).
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  2. Click Get Access.

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  3. Complete and submit a Theme Service Partnership request:
    1. Enter the following Theme Designer Information:
      Company/Organization Name For requesting companies and organizations only, the legal name of the entity
      Company/Organization Web Site For requesting companies and organizations only, the URL of the main website

      Personal Info

      For requesting individuals, your preferred method of contact (email address or complete phone number)

      For requesting companies and organizations, the preferred method of contact (email address or complete phone number) of the contact individual

    2. Enter the following Previous Design Works information:

      Introduction *

      Brief description (maximum: 200 characters) of your individual or company background and goals in art and/or graphic design 

      Sample: Individual
      My experience with design related to themes spans multiple generations and smartphone platforms. I have a passion for creating innovative designs that can enhance the user experience.

      Sample: Company
      We have a unique edge on mobile device design that complements Samsung’s brand image. We would like the opportunity to design visually appealing themes for Samsung’s next generation of smartphones.

      Reference Link or Attached Files *

      If your portfolio content is in your own webpage, enter the URL of the webpage.

      To attach and submit a file to your request:

      • Click Choose Image.
      • In the Open popup:
        • Navigate to and select the file (one file only, up to a maximum of 20 MB).
        • Click Open.
        • Verify the filename is displayed.

       

    3. Verify that the information in your request fields is correct and complete.
    4. Submit your request by clicking Next.
      Note: The evaluation process takes from four to six weeks. 
  4. If your request is not granted:
    1. We will send you an email that contains the URL of a webpage where you can:
      1. Review the details of your request evaluation.
      2. Request additional information about the circumstances of the rejection by clicking Ask a Question.
      3. Change your request information, upload it, and resubmit it by clicking Modify My Request.
  5. If your request is granted:
    1. We will send you an email that contains the URL of a webpage where you can review the details of your request evaluation.
    2. You can Get the Samsung Mobile Theme Editor and start making your own Theme apps.
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