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Samsung Developer Program

Theme Distribution Requirements

Review the distribution requirements for registering, certifying, and publishing your theme products.

This section contains requirements that are specifically related to registering, certifying, and publishing your theme products (themes, wallpapers, AODs, and icon packs). Some requirements, such as creating/modifying theme code in order to meet pre-certification and certification requirements, must be performed before performing theme registration steps, such as uploading package binary files.

Requirements that your theme products and all other free and commercial products must meet to be published in the Samsung Theme Store are not in this section. For more details about these requirements, see Get Started with Samsung Themes.

The following table indicates the type of accounts your theme product representative(s) need to get and the steps your theme product needs to pass in order to publish each type of theme product in the Samsung Theme Store.

 

Personal Account

Theme

Samsung Account

Seller Office Account

Seller Office

User

Free

Commercial

Registered

Certified

To publish a free theme product:

R

x

x

R

R

To publish a paid theme product:

R

Ø

R

R

R

 

R - Required               x – Can do             Ø – Cannot do

Theme Distribution

Distributing a theme via the Samsung Theme Store and operation requires the following.

  • For any theme distributed via the Samsung Theme Store to operate on a device:
    • Samsung Theme Store must be available on the device.
  • For freely distributed themes (themes that require no user payment to download from the Samsung Theme Store) that do not sell commercial items (consumable, non-consumable, non-recurring subscription, and auto-recurring subscription items that require a user payment):
    • The theme must be based on the Android™ platform.
    • The theme package binary files must integrate Samsung Account.
    • The theme must be registered in Samsung Seller Office and must be certified by Samsung.
  • For commercially distributed themes (themes that require a user payment to download from the Samsung Theme Store) that do not sell commercial items:
    • The theme must be based on the Android platform.
    • The theme package binary files must integrate Samsung Account.
    • The theme must be registered in Samsung Seller Office and must be certified by Samsung.

Age Rating Requirements and Guidelines

For details about the Samsung Theme Store theme ratings and guidelines in specifying the appropriate age rating for your registered theme, see the Samsung Galaxy Apps Age Rating Guide, available from the Samsung Seller Office UI.

Theme Package Binary Files

For details, see Theme Package Binary Files and Data Entry.

Theme Certification Requirements

Themes must meet requirements for Samsung certification. While certification occurs after registration, the theme information must be gathered for entry during registration, and package binary files must meet certification requirements prior to being uploaded.

For details about theme requirements to meet the certification process, see the Samsung Seller Office Service Application Certification Guide.

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