Learning about Samsung Galaxy Apps ENKR

Overview

Samsung Galaxy Apps is an app store designed specifically for Samsung Galaxy & Gear Apps. It provides users in over 180 countries with apps optimized for Samsung Galaxy & Gear devices. (As of March 31, 2016, Samsung Gear Apps has been integrated into Samsung Galaxy Apps for Samsung devices and Samsung Galaxy Apps has become the app store for non-Samsung devices.) Users who have just purchased their first Gear devices are able to visit Samsung Galaxy Apps, download the apps they want for their Gear devices and customize their new devices. But it's not just for new users. Those who have used their Gear devices for a long time, and have grown familiar with them, also frequently check Samsung Galaxy Apps for new apps to download.

Samsung Galaxy Apps provides a store channel where a Gear device can be synced with a Samsung device as well as a store channel where a Gear device can be synced with a non-Samsung device. Moreover, since July 2016, Samsung Galaxy Apps has been providing a new store channel from which users can download apps directly to their Gear devices through a Gear S2 software update.
(※ The scope of the support available in each store channel may differ between countries and between paid apps and free apps.)

Several developers are already providing a wide range of apps on Samsung Galaxy Apps, hoping that their apps will add value to Gear devices and enrich the lives of Gear users. Now, you too can take the opportunity to join them on Samsung Galaxy Apps, meeting Gear users all over the world and presenting them with apps that they will love.

Categories

Samsung Galaxy Apps has a wide variety of useful apps in categories including Watch Face, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, and Entertainment. The Watch Face category includes the largest number of apps, and has proven to be the most popular among Samsung Galaxy Apps users. Accordingly, Watch Face has its own intuitive UI style, which distinguishes it from the other categories and also makes it more user-friendly. Furthermore, from October 2016 onwards, the Watch Face category will provide sub-categories to help users browse stores more efficiently.

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Classification Category Gear Tab > Watch Face Tab
Store for
Samsung Devices
Store for
Non-Samsung
Android Devices

※ The structure, menus, and UI of the store may vary depending on the type of Gear device that the user connected to the store with and the store version the user is connecting to.

When you register your apps on Seller Office, you can select up to 2 categories, which will help users find the apps they want. For Watch Face, you can select up to 2 sub-categories under the Watch Face category. If you go to the menu for each category, you can see which apps are the most popular in that category (free, paid, and new apps are listed separately). Their rankings are determined by various factors including the number of downloads, revenue, user rating and so on.

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Classification List of General Categories List of Watch Face Categories
Store for
Samsung Devices
Store for
Non-Samsung
Android Devices

※ The structure, menus, and UI of the store may vary depending on the type of Gear device that the user connected to the store with and the store version the user is connecting to.

Main Features

Featured page

Samsung Galaxy Apps also features the Featured page in the [Gear] tab, where users can view selected apps and get recommendations. This page will promote your apps to provide you with opportunities for greater profits and give users a chance to try various apps.

The Featured page is regularly updated by our editor, and displays popular apps in each category, as well as the very best of the newly registered apps (the apps must be currently registered on Samsung Galaxy Apps).

The Featured page consists of a Banner Promotion that displays a single app in a banner and App 3+ that displays 3 or more apps based around a similar theme, etc.

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Classification Banner Promotion App 3+
Store for
Samsung Devices
Store for
Non-Samsung
Android Devices
Store on
Gear Devices
App List
(Including the apps listed on the Featured page and in the Top Chart)
1) Get more watch faces
2. Get more apps

※ The structure, menus, and UI of the store may vary depending on the type of Gear device that the user connected to the store with and the store version the user is connecting to.

Companion App Support

It is known that Samsung Gear Apps can be broadly categorized into two types of apps: Companion-type Gear Apps that need to be synced with a smartphone and Standalone-type Gear Apps that can function on their own. For user convenience, Samsung Galaxy Apps allows users to simultaneously install or uninstall multiple companion-type apps that are registered on Samsung Galaxy Apps, even if they are smartphone apps that need to be synced.
※ This feature can be used in the store for Samsung mobile devices and in the store on Gear devices.

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Classification Details Page of Companion-type App
Store for
Samsung Devices
1) Supports simultaneous installations
2) Supports simultaneous uninstallations
Store on
Gear Devices