Build and Upload Your Watch Designs
If you want to learn how to upload your watch face for Tizen 4.0 device (Galaxy Watch) and Tizen 3.0 or older devices (Gear S3 or older models) at the same time, please see How to upload watch faces for Galaxy Watch and older Gear devices? FAQ
You need to go through the Build process to produce a .tpk file. This is the type of file that you upload to the store.
Step 1. Build
Select Build from the menu bar.
Click 1 Click Project > Build
Click 2 Click the Build button.
Step 2. Build a .tpk
Save the .tpk file in a folder. Once the build is finished, upload your watch face to the store.
The GWS project name is used to name the .tpk file. Because Seller Portal does not accept filenames that contain spaces, if you have a space in the project name, you must either rename and rebuild your project or remove the space from the .tpk filename (by default, the .tpk file is located in /Users/<user.name>/GearWatchDesigner/workspace).
Click 3 Enter the Author certificate password you registered.
Click 4 Click on the Build button
When you build your project in GWS, the package ID has to be unique, uses the format xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx is any alphanumeric character), and cannot contain special characters. If any app is already registered in Seller Portal with the same package name, you won’t be allowed to register the watch face. You can change the package ID from Project > Build > Package ID.
If your package name is the same as another seller’s registered app, then ‘Package ID is already used by other seller’ error shows in Seller Portal when you try to upload your binary file.
If the package ID is the same as another registered app of yours, then ‘Package ID is not valid’ error shows.
If you see either of these two messages when trying to upload your binary file to Seller Portal, rename the Package ID in GWS, rebuild your project, and upload the binary file again.
Choose target API version
As of Tizen 4.0, it is required by law to notify the user about personal information used in the watch face and how the user can determine whether or not to allow access to personal information during app launch. A device using Tizen 4.0 or later must generate a separate .tpk file for this purpose. GWS provides an option to generate separate .tpk files for version 3.0 and earlier and version 4.0 or later.
When uploading a watch face to Seller Portal:
Upload a file with _TW4 postfix for devices using Tizen 4.0 or later version.
Upload a file with _TW3 postfix for devices using Tizen 3.0 or earlier version.
To support all devices, upload both files.
Change preview image
You can change the preview image seen when you select a watch face in the watch. We recommend one of the following resolutions: 512 x 512px or 360 x 360px at 96 PPI (pixels per inch). File formats supported are .PNG, .JPG, and .GIF.
Upload to Galaxy Store
When you’re uploading your watch face, you’ll be taken to Seller Portal. If you are not logged in, you will be redirected to the login page first. When you initially register on the website, you’ll be a Free Seller, which only lets you upload apps that are listed as free downloads. Once you switch to Commercial Seller, you can upload paid downloads. Go to Request Commercial Seller Status to find out how to become a Commercial Seller.
You can create watch faces with Galaxy Watch Studio or Tizen Studio for your personal enjoyment. However, you must receive approval from the Galaxy Watch Review Team before you can register your watch faces in Seller Portal and sell them in Galaxy Store.
Step 1. Upload to the Store
Click 1 Click Project > Upload
Click 2 Click the Upload button.
Step 2. Upload online
In Seller Portal, fill out the necessary information about your watch face and upload it (login is needed).
If you are selling apps for Republic of Korea consumers under Korean law, we strongly recommend that you complete explanations of personal information usage in English and Korean in the app description field when you edit or register your apps in Seller Portal.
In order for us to provide you with our services, we need your permission to access the items described below. You can still enjoy the basic features of our services without granting Optional access permissions.
[Required access permissions]
- Location: To find a connectable nearby device and connect your Watch using Bluetooth.
- Storage: To exchange stored files with your Watch.
[Optional access permissions]
- Contacts: To use your registered Samsung Account information and provide services that must be synced with your account.
Please check the relevant notice in Seller Portal > Assistance > Notice
For watch faces created with GWS, each of the following privileges is optional:
- To show S-Health data: Sensor
- To show Weather data: Location
See Trial Periods for more information.