After checking prerequisites and downloading the SDK, you're ready to create your application through the following steps.
Partnership with Samsung Health
Partner App Program is an exclusive service for Samsung Health that allows users to discover engaging health and fitness applications. An application that uses the SDK will work properly with Samsung Health after the partner app approval. Partnership with Samsung Health team is requires before using the SDK.
We are currently going through an update to better support our partners. For that reason, we will not be accepting any applications for the Partner Apps Program at this time.
Connection Design Guide
It provides the user interface guidelines for its partner apps to unify the entry point for the connection to Samsung Health and related interfaces. Read Connection Design Guide and apply them to your application. An application that doesn't follow the guidelines can be rejected for the partner application.
Data Synchronization Design
The partner app of Samsung Health needs to synchronize the health data.
The SDK enables your app to read Samsung Health's data and write your app's data to Samsung Health. See Data Types for the available data types.
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 the users. E.g. In case of the nutrition app, the user thinks nutrition data would be shared with Samsung Health without doubt.
Creating an Application
Create an app project and develop 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
Samsung Health SDK for Android doesn't support the Emulator test. Android 6.0 Marshmallow (API level 23) device or above is required to test your app.
Samsung Health's Developer Mode
You can use Developer mode to test or debug your app.
DataViewer reads saved health data in Samsung Health for each data. See Data Viewer for more information.
Checklist for Samsung Health's Partner App
Samsung Health SDK for Android provides a checklist that includes basic test items for the app test. Download it here and check your app before applying for partner app on the developer site. It helps you save time on the Samsung Health's registration process.
Publishing Your Application
If your app is approved as a Samsung Health's partner, package and publish your app on the application market such as Google Play.