Seller Portal, What's New in October 2021

Samsung Developer

Here are the updates and announcements the Seller Portal team cooked up for you in October.

Introducing staged rollouts

Have you ever been worried about finding issues in your app just after releasing or updating it? Using staged rollouts, you can distribute your app gradually, allowing you to monitor it and observe user responses. You can:

  • Set options for staged rollout when you register an app
  • Apply the same rollout rate for all countries or set different rates for individual countries
  • Pause and resume a staged rollout
  • Update an app after pausing its rollout

See Set a staged rollout for more information.

Managing licensed testers

When running a closed beta test, if you want to allow testers to purchase in-app items without charging them, you must add them to the licensed testers list. When registering your binary, you can manage up to 400 testers from the Beta Test section by clicking License Tester setting.

Advanced Mode is removed

When registering an app, all configuration options are displayed, not just the required or basic information. You no longer have to select Advanced Mode to display everything. Quickly find the essential information you want to add or update.

Chrome is the official browser of Seller Portal

Chrome is the officially supported browser of Seller Portal.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported and Seller Portal services are not optimized for other browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.

Updates to Unity and Unreal Samsung IAP plugins

The Unity and Unreal Samsung IAP plugins have been updated to version 6.1.2 due to a change in Android’s policy. If you are using Samsung IAP version 6.0 or lower with a target API level 30 (Android R OS) or higher, you must manually update your manifest file. See this Seller Portal notice for more information.

Free Galaxy Game Plays font

We have created a Galaxy Game Plays font for our Galaxy Store users. From your Galaxy mobile device, in all countries except China and South Korea, click here to download it for free. In South Korea, from your Galaxy mobile device, click here.

Coming soon, updates to review periods

In early November, the length of a review period will be added to the description of the Publish Automatically, Publish on Date, or Publish Manually options. This will help you decide which publishing option is right for you.

In addition, the button in the app list that allows you to update your publishing options will be renamed to Publication settings. Clicking this button opens a window from which you can publish the app “now” or change the publishing start date.

Congratulations to all of the Best of Galaxy Store Award winners

The Best of Galaxy Store Awards ceremony was held during the Samsung Developer Conference, SDC21, on October 26th. Awards for the best apps, games, themes, and Bixby capsules were announced. Find out more about the award winners on the Best of Galaxy Store Awards page or watch the video.

Additional resources on the Samsung Developers site

The Samsung Developers site has many resources for developers looking to build for and integrate with Samsung devices and services. Stay in touch with the latest news by creating a free account and subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Visit the Marketing Resources page for information on promoting and distributing your apps. Finally, our developer forum is an excellent way to stay up-to-date on all things related to the Galaxy ecosystem.