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.
Click 3 Enter the Author certificate password you registered.
Click 4 Click on the Build button
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. GWD 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 two resolutions: 512X512 and 360X360. 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.
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 GWD, each of the following privileges is optional:
- To show S-Health data: Sensor
- To show Weather data: Location
Do the following to enable in-app purchases:
Step 1. Add your watch face as an in-app purchase when you’re uploading your item
- You need to be registered as a Commercial Seller.
- In-App purchase should be applied to the watch face.
1 Click Add Item.
Step 2. Enter the details about your watch face
1 Enter the details in English.
2 Add an Item ID using English letters, numbers, and certain special characters (. - \_).
3 Set the Item type to Non-consumable.
4 Enter your selling price.
Step 3. Once you’re done, click Submit to upload your watch face.
When you upload a watch face which has a free trial period, you need to set the price as free in the Country&Price tab. Otherwise, customers might have to pay money when they download your watch face for the first time (trial version) and then pay again when your watch face has expired. You can set the price of your watch face from In App Purchase tab when you upload a free trial watch face. (See Step 2 above.)