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Samsung Developer Program

Add Binary Files for Theme Apps

 

You can register, change, and delete binary files, and review device compatibility and set distribution devices for your Theme apps (themes, wallpapers, icon packs, and AODs).

Note: You must belong to the Samsung Theme Partnership program before you can develop and register Samsung Themes apps. See Get a Theme Service Partnership Account for more information.

Binary Files

You can upload and manage your Theme app binary files generated by the Samsung Mobile Theme Editor.

Ensure that all binary files meet the following requirements:

  • Filenames must be unique among all binary files registered to the app. 
  • Filenames must not contain spaces or special characters; however, they can contain underscores. 
  • For more binary file requirements, see Application Binary Files.
     

To register binary files

  1. In Seller Office, navigate to your Theme app and click its Binary tab.

    SellerOffice_BinaryTab_Gear.png
  2. Add up to 10 binary files:
    1. Click Add binary or Add more binary.

      SellerOffice_BinaryTab_AddBinary.png
       
    2. Enter the required component binary file(s) information and upload the files.
    3. Click Save.
    4. For each additional binary file, repeat this step.
       

To review and manage registered binary files

  1. In Seller Office, navigate to your Theme app and click its Binary tab.


      SellerOffice_BinaryTab_BinaryAdded_Theme.png
     
  2. Review basic binary file information.

  3. To review detailed information about a file:

    1. Click the [file number, version, name, status, or up/down arrow].

        SellerOffice_BinaryTab_BinaryDetails_Theme.png
       
    2. Review the binary file detailed information.

    3. To hide the details, click the [file number, version, name, status, or up/down arrow].
       
  4. To change information about the current version or upload a later version of an added binary file:
    1. Click the file's [Modify Pencil-icon].
    2. In the Add binary popup, change information and/or upload a binary file.  For details see Component binary file information.
       
  5. To delete an added binary file:
    1. Click the file's [Delete X-icon]
    2. In the Notice popup, click Yes.
       

Device Compatibility and Distribution

You can review which user devices(phone, tablet, and other types of devices) are compatible with each registered app binary file, set compatible devices as distribution devices, and review why other user devices are not compatible.

After registering one or more binary files, all compatible devices are listed and selected (checkmarked). At any time, you can unselect and reselect devices for each registered binary file. You can also determine which features of non-compatible devices are supported and not supported by your registered binary files.

You can control which users can download your app. Your app will not be available for download to users who do not have a distribution device that you specify. When a user does have a distribution device, whether or not they can download your app is also controlled by other factors (including whether the user is in a distribution country that you selected).

You can select your app's distribution devices from among all devices that are compatible with your app's binary files. Different binary files can be compatible with different devices. Device compatibility is determined by the features supported by a device and the Galaxy Watch resolution settings you specified for a binary file.
 

To manage device compatibility and distribution

  1. Next to Selected Device(s), click the [total number of distribution devices].
    SellerOffice_BinaryTab_DetailDeviceSettings_Android.png

    Note: Upon initial display, the popup shows the current status of each device.
     

  2. To control the devices that are listed, set the following:

    Search Device [Selection type]

     

    Displays devices based on distribution / non-distribution devices:

    • All devices (#) - Both checked and unchecked devices
    • Selected device (#) - Checked, distribution devices
    • Unselected device (#) - Unchecked, non-distribution devices
    Search Device
    [Device title text]
    Only displays devices whose name contains all or part of the entry text.

    Sort Device By

     

    Orders displayed devices by:

    • New - calendar order of device release (new-to-old devices)
    • Name - alphabetical order of device names
    Device Group [Sort arrow] Toggles between top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top based on Sort Device By setting.

     

  3. Review the device compatibility information.
  4. For each binary file, select its distribution devices:
    Note: After a binary file is registered (indicated by the red circle 'N' icon), all devices that are compatible with the binary file are displayed and all devices are checked.
     
    1. To change the distribution status of all listed, compatible devices:
      1. For all binary files, click the [Select All] checkbox.
      2. For each binary file, click the [binary file] checkbox.
         
    2. To change the distribution status of an individual device:
      1. If necessary, open the device type list (Phone, Tablet, Note Gear, Others) by clicking its Down arrow.
      2. For the listed device and the binary file, click the [Binary file / device] checkbox.
        Note: Duplicate devices discovered when verifying app titles cannot be selected.
         
  5. To register all changes and close the popup, click Save.
  6. To not register any changes and close the popup, click Cancel.

 

 

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