By STF News
Samsung Electronics recently rolled out its #YouMake campaign, a campaign centered around customizing the color, design and even the combination of your Samsung products according to your lifestyle.
From refrigerators and TVs to smartphones and smartwatches, you can now make your Samsung experience your own across the full range of the company’s products. Going beyond simply expanding the product options available, this campaign lets you enjoy customized and connected product experiences through the Internet-of-Things (IoT)-powered SmartThings platform.
The #YouMake campaign empowers consumers to take the lead in customizing their own product experiences however they want. Samsung Newsroom has explored how the #YouMake campaign can transform different spaces in your home through combinations of different devices to help you embrace your individuality, so read on to discover how this campaign can inspire you to discover seamless product experiences that are truly tailored to your lifestyle.
#Scene 1, Transform Wherever You Work Into A Home Office
Due to the pandemic, the traditional ideas of how and where we work have fundamentally changed. Today, many people work from home or operate on a hybrid schedule, which combines working from home and commuting to the workplace. Now, #YouMake offers another opportunity to revolutionize how we approach the way we work at home. By connecting your smart devices through SmartThings, workers can create a new home office culture by breaking the stereotype that “work equals computer.”
Through #YouMake, you can start the day by working in your study with your Smart Monitor M8, but then step into the living room for a conference call using your Neo QLED TV. With its large screen, you can get a vivid sense of being in a meeting with your colleagues, as you easily read the meeting agenda and clearly see your coworkers’ faces. For materials that need to be shared during the meeting, you can quickly share them through your Galaxy S22.
With the SmartThings’ screen compatibility and connectivity features, including file sharing, you can choose the best products to use for different tasks in a simple, unified way.
#Scene 2, Customize Your Home With Design That Speaks to You
Your home is the one space that truly reflects your personality and style. Just like how you would select the wallpaper and furniture to decorate your home, you can now customize the colors and finishes of home appliances and electronics, such as your refrigerator, TV and smartwatch.
You can easily sync your style and your devices across your home with the #YouMake campaign.
For instance, if you’ve already chosen Bespoke Refrigerator panels to match your kitchen’s bright, pink-hued wallpaper, you can add a further splash of color to your home by installing The Frame and choosing bezel colors that coordinate with the Bespoke Refrigerator.
When having guests over, you can then select the perfect painting for any special occasion and display it with The Frame. You can also opt for a Galaxy Watch strap and watch face in matching colors for a stylish look that meets any dress code.
#Scene 3, Make Any Get-Together a Night To Remember
With the #YouMake campaign, you can transform wherever you are into a movie theater or a pumping party scene. The Freestyle, a lightweight and easy-to-carry portable screen, can display a large movie screen or provide mood lighting for parties. Simply turn on Ambient Mode on The Freestyle to display images that elevate the atmosphere and transform the vibe of the party.
If you’re in the mood to stream a video from your favorite OTT platform, you can also connect The Freestyle to your Galaxy S22 using the Tap View feature to utilize the UI of a Samsung Smart TV. With 360-degree surround sound that fills up the entire space, you can enjoy truly high-quality sound from anywhere.
Samsung is offering consumers the opportunity to take the lead in tailoring their product experiences to fit their lifestyles. Learn more about these compelling connected device experiences by following Samsung’s #YouMake campaign.
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More improvements to Seller Portal were released at the end of September. This past month, the Seller Portal team made some changes based on requests from you. Also, learn more about two upcoming events in October that will give you the opportunity to provide us additional feedback.
Settlement and financial reports include local currency information
New local currency information has been added to the settlement and financial reports. The type of currency is defined in the Payment Currency column (for example, USD) and reflects where the sales occurred. There are new local currency columns for sales, commission, transaction fee, and VAT.
Seller Portal timeout
After you log in to Seller Portal, an inactive session remains open for up to 24 hours. That means you only have to log in to Seller Portal once a day and won’t see the login pop-up notification every 20 minutes. If your session is idle for 24 hours, you are automatically logged out and you will receive a pop-up notification 10 minutes prior to being logged out. For security purposes, remember to log out of Seller Portal when you have completed your tasks.
Requirements for Samsung IAP and Android R
If your app is integrated with Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP) version 6.0 or earlier with target API level 30 (Android R) or higher, an Android policy change requires an update to the manifest file. Without this update, Android R (or higher) users may not be able to make a payment.
To the https://developer.android.com/training/basics/intents/package-visibility manifest file, add the following:
<queries> <package android:name="com.sec.android.app.samsungapps" /> </queries> IAP subscriptions and your customers in India
The Reserve Bank of India issued a regulation that, starting October 1, 2021, customers in India must consent to renew a subscription at the end of a subscription period. Auto-recurring (automatically renewed) subscriptions are no longer allowed.
If you are using Samsung IAP, your subscription customers in India will automatically receive an email notification to renew their subscription. If you are using another payment service provider for your subscription items, you must consult with this payment service provider about the changes you need to make to comply with this regulation.
See this Seller Portal notice and the IAP Subscription Guide for more information.
IAP beta testing
The Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP) team needs your help! If you have published an app or game integrated with Samsung IAP, you may be eligible to participate in an upcoming beta test to review and provide feedback on the following features:
Manage item prices and information separately from app information Change the status of each item to active/inactive, when necessary Provide a price template that allows you to manage all items with the same price Look for an announcement in October with more information, including how you can apply.
SDC21 is coming
Join us online for the Samsung Developer Conference on October 26th. See what’s cooking with development tools and our latest technology. Learn from and network with our experts and your fellow developers and designers.
Shape. Design. Create.
Additional resources on the Samsung Developers site
This site has many resources for developers looking to build for and integrate with Samsung devices and services. Stay in touch with the latest news by creating a free account and subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Visit the Marketing Resources page for information on promoting and distributing your apps. Finally, our Developer Forum is an excellent way to stay up-to-date on all things related to the Galaxy ecosystem.
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By STF News
The Galaxy Store Seller Portal team has been busy, bringing you many new and updated features. Let’s check them out!
Galaxy Store Seller Portal Policy page
Seller Portal-related policies are being collected and organized onto a single web page. Content about app distribution, pricing, and legal requirements that are available in separate notices, guides, and pages can all be viewed from the Galaxy Store Seller Portal Policy page. Bookmark this page and stay up-to-date on any new or updated policies.
Galaxy Store badge images
Galaxy Store badges are used to link to your app detail page or brand page. Samsung also provides an image, in different languages, for your link. Previously you had to create a badge URL in order to download a badge image. The UI has been updated to allow you to download a badge image at any time, without having to create a badge URL.
For more information about Galaxy Store badges, see Galaxy Store Badge Promotion.
If your app fails to pass the pre-review phase, you can quickly and easily re-register the app to fix the issues. After reviewing the reasons for rejection, click the Re-register button from the app list or the Reasons for Approval Rejection window. Your app will move to the Re-Registering status, allowing you to edit your app information.
Support for Galaxy Watch4 apps
Galaxy Watch4 apps registered in Seller Portal can only be sold in China. To sell your Galaxy Watch4 apps in any other country, register them in Google Play. Note that Galaxy Store only supports .apk files. Therefore any .aab file must be converted before it can be uploaded to Seller Portal. For more information about registering a Galaxy Watch4 app in Seller Portal, refer to this Seller Portal notice.
Support for Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3
The new Galaxy Z devices have been released and are added to Seller Portal’s list of supported devices. If your existing uploaded binaries support these devices, you don’t need to do anything to start selling your apps on these devices. To check if these devices are supported by your app, go to the Binary tab and click Selected Devices. In the Detailed Device Settings window, locate the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G phones and verify their checkboxes are selected.
Seller Portal newsletter archive
Did you miss any of the earlier issues of the Seller Portal newsletter? You can view past versions from the archive page. Sign up for email notifications (Seller Portal > Profile) and have the monthly newsletter delivered directly to your inbox. Don’t miss out on future announcements!
Additional resources on the Samsung Developers site
This site has many resources for developers looking to build for and integrate with Samsung devices and services. Stay in touch with the latest news by creating a free account or by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Visit the Marketing Resources page for information on promoting and distributing your apps. Finally, our developer forum is an excellent way to stay up-to-date on all things related to the Galaxy ecosystem.
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