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RN-integrated application management overview

This section presents a high-level overview of how to integrate the rich notification API into your Android™ application to enable sending rich notifications to a connected remote wearable Samsung Gear device, managing rich notifications such as updating and deleting them, and managing the distribution of your RN-integrated app.

After integrating Rich Notification functionality, you can freely or commercially distribute your Android app through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store and/or other app stores such as Google Play™.  Your Android app will also be able to sell commercial in-app items. 

Note: Your integration of rich notification functionality is completely independent of the registration, certification, distribution, and management described in this section.

Distribution through Samsung Seller Office and Galaxy Apps store

After development, and registration and certification through Samsung Seller Office, your Android app will be distributed through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store and you can then manage its distribution, sales, promotions, and finances through Samsung Seller Office.

To develop, distribute, and manage your rich notification integrated app:

  1. Develop your RN-integrated Android app:
    • Ensure your app and any in-app items meet Samsung certification requirements.  
      For details, see App Validation through Seller Office.
    • Set up your development environment.
      Note: Your Android device must be properly set up to send rich notifications to Gear devices.
    • Integrate rich notification API calls into your Android app.
    • When selling commercial items from within your freely or commercially distributed app, integrate Samsung in-app purchase functionality through the most suitable type of integration:
      • Samsung in-app purchase: Simple AIDL API to distribute through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store only
      • Unity OpenIAB Plugin: Recommended when using Unity to distribute through OpenIAB‑compliant app stores, including the Galaxy Apps store
      • OpenIAB Library: To distribute through OpenIAB-compliant app stores, including the Samsung Galaxy Apps store
        For details, see In-App Purchasing.
    • Optional  To offer your users Single Sign On and other Samsung Account functionality, integrate Samsung Account functionality into your app logic, code, and UI. 
      For details, see Samsung Account.
  2. Register your Android app with the Samsung Galaxy Apps Seller Office. 
    • Your Android app representative(s) must:
      • Get a Samsung Account user account. To sign up, see https://www.samsung.com/us/support/account/
      • Get the Seller Office account most suited to your needs. For details, see Publish Your App through Seller Office.
        • To freely distribute an app that does not sell commercial items, you need either a free or commercial account.
        • To freely distribute an app that does sell commercial items, you need a commercial account.
        • To commercially distribute an app, whether or not it sells commercial items, you need a commercial account.
    • Register your app and its binary file(s) (even though they are in development) with Samsung Seller Office, and if necessary update your registration, including but not limited to:
      • Ensure all app information is up-to-date (including binary files and prices)
      • Ensure the countries your app is to be distributed to are specified
      • Ensure the user devices that your app is to be distributed to are specified
        Note: Devices must be a Samsung device with the following installed: Samsung Account Client, Samsung Galaxy Apps Store Client, Samsung Billing Client (commercial apps).
        For details, see App Registration through Seller Office.
  3. Distribute your app and their commercial items through the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store:
    • Change the development version of your app(s) into their normal, production version. 
    • Update the Seller Office registration with your production app(s), which includes but is not limited to the following:
      • Ensure all app and commercial item prices are correct, and the countries your app(s) are to be distributed to are specified
      • Ensure the user devices that your app(s) are to be distributed to are specified
        Distribution devices must meet the following requirements:
        • The device must be a Samsung device with the following clients installed:
          Samsung Account Client, Samsung Galaxy Apps Store Client, Samsung Billing Client, and (when commercial items are offered) Samsung IAP.
        • The device must be selected for distribution in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Seller Office.
    • Submit your app and their items for certification through the Samsung Galaxy Apps Seller Office. For details, see App Validation through Seller Office.
      Note: After your app and its in-app items pass certification, your app will be distributed through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store.
  4. After distribution, manage your app and item distribution, sales, and finances through Samsung Galaxy Apps Seller Office.
    • Generate and review distribution and sales reports.
    • Manage prices, promotions, coupons, and distribution countries and devices.
    • Generate and review financial accounting reports. For details, see Seller Office Application Management.

Distribution through the Google Play Store

When publishing your rich notification-integrated application in the Google Play Store, include the keyword Gear_Rich_Notifications in the description field of the application registration page.

Gear users can then discover RN apps through promotional banners in the Gear App section of the Galaxy Apps Store that link to Gear_Rich_Notifications search results in Google Play Store. Users can also directly search Gear_Rich_Notifications in Google Play Store.

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