Development Process

If you checked prerequisites and downloaded the SDK, it’s ready to create your application. Make it with the following steps.

Samsung Health Branding Guidelines

It provides the user interface guidelines for its partner applications to unify the entry point for the connection to Samsung Health and related interfaces. Read "Samsung Health Branding Guidelines" and apply them to your application. An application that doesn’t keep the guidelines can be rejected for the partner application.

Data Synchronization Design

The partner app of Samsung Health needs to synchronize health data with Samsung Health. See Data types for the available data types.

Samsung Health Android SDK enables your app to read Samsung Health’s data and write your app’s data to Samsung Health.

Main data types that represent your application should be contained for data integration. The synchronized data between your application and Samsung Health needs to give a natural flow to users. E.g. In case of the nutrition app, the user thinks food intake data would be shared with Samsung Health without doubt.

Creating an Application

Create an app project and complete your app. See hello health data for a quick start.

Testing Your Application

The app that uses the SDK works with Samsung Health after the partner app approval. It needs to be tested fully before applying for the partner app. The SDK provides the following environments.

  • Samsung Health‘s developer mode.

  • SDK’s DataViewer.

  • Checklist for Samsung Health’s partner app.

You can apply for Samsung Health’s partner app before publishing your app. Otherwise the app publication can be first before applying for partner app. The former is proper to provide a seamless service of your app.

Note

Samsung Health Android SDK doesn’t support the Emulator test. Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19) device or above is required to test your app.

Samsung Health’s Developer Mode

If your app is not the Samsung Health'spartner, it runs only under the developer mode of Samsung Health. See Developer mode for more information.

DataViewer

DataViewer reads saved health data in Samsung Health and can create new test data for each data type. It works after the Samsung Health’s developer mode is active. See Data Viewer for more information.

Figure: DataViewer
Checklist for Samsung Health’s Partner App

Samsung Health Android SDK provides a checklist that includes basic test items for the app test. Download it here and check your app before applying for partner app. It helps you save the time on the registration process for Samsung Health’s partner app.

Registering for Partner Apps

The application will work properly with Samsung Health after the partner app approval. Samsung Health team checks the app’s violations and registers your app as the Samsung Health’s partner because health data is closely connected to the privacy issue.

You can request for the partner application on the developer site .

Publishing Your Application

If your app is approved as Samsung Health’s partner, package and publish your app on the application market such as Google Play.