get a weather api key openweathermap’s free apis are integrated with galaxy watch studio (gws) and allow you to display weather data from around the world. if you want to use weather apis from another source in your watch design, you cannot create your design using gws. to use the weather components provided by gws to display weather conditions, you must create an account with openweather and then copy your api key to gws. if you want to use additional openweathermap apis not integrated with gws (for example, apis provided with a paid plan from openweather), you must use tizen studio. note : if you’re thinking about purchasing a paid plan from openweather to allow for more api calls per minute/month, verify with openweather that the paid plan also supports the free openweathermap apis. gws only supports integration with the free openweathermap apis and these apis use the api.openweathermap.org endpoint. currently, openweather’s paid plans support these apis. however, before purchasing a plan, you should make sure that openweather has not changed their plans and policies and that the paid plan you want to purchase supports the free openweathermap apis that use the api.openweathermap.org endpoint. here’s how to get access to weather information: sign up for an account on https://home.openweathermap.org. you must read and comply with openweather’s terms of service. once you get confirmation that your account is active, log in. after you log in to your openweather account, click the api keys tab and copy your api key. from galaxy watch studio, click edit > preferences to open the preferences window. click on apis and paste in your api key. tip : click on the icon for more information about each of the fields to determine how you want to configure the auto refresh and current location settings. the current location setting is only used by galaxy watch studio. when the city data property of a weather component is set to current city, during development, the location used for weather information is based on this current location (in the preview and run windows). when your watch face is installed on a watch, the location used for weather information is the watch’s physical location. click activate and then ok. note : the .gwd project file does not contain the openweathermap api key. if you share your project file, weather data does not display correctly unless the person with whom you shared the file has also configured an openweathermap api key.
release note introduction release version: 2.0.1_beta release date: 01 september, 2021 known issues macos hotkey command+q makes program exit without asking to save current job (swt issue). the following .psd features are not yet supported. group show/hide status effects arabic language doesn't support icu format 'eeeeee'(six 'e', two-letter abbreviation). read-only attribute of text and combo control are ignored on macos when use specific language (ex: vietnam). due to galaxy watch os version update to tizen 4.0, user may have to re-create distributor certificate. in windows pc, if first component is text, bold and italic don't show properly in editor and preview with opacity change. in mac os "about galaxy watch studio" and "preferences" in "galaxy watch studio" menu don't work. designers need to use "edit -> preferences" and "help -> about" instead. change history galaxy watch studio 2.0.1_beta new added invalid font popup when adding invalid font. added validation of component name, app id and project name. updated maximum length of component name to 50 characters. updated maximum length of author certificate password to 128 characters. removed psd file support when import image. disabled ungroup option inside group. disabled bmp and gif image import as animation frame. disabled characters <, >, &, ", \ for bitmap font. fixed an issue where application doesn't open in macos bug sur. fixed an issue where text editing in aod mode behave incorrectly. fixed an issue where name of the animation displays randomly. fixed an issue where toolbar align options are enabled for locked components. fixed an issue where properties ui jump when changing anything from text editing mode. fixed an issue where custom font is not showing for multiple text selection. fixed an issue where tag expression was enabled for opacity and rotate. fixed an issue where bitmap font alignment is top in editor. fixed an issue where bitmap font characters overlapped in native viewer. fixed an issue where tool tip is still displayed although tooltip turned off in preference. fixed an issue where properties doesn't show when component is unlcoked. fixed an issue where rename a locked component was allowed. fixed an issue where large animation image name gets cut off. fixed an issue where user can click on any button when add device pop up still display. fixed an issue where complication save with action image doesn't work. fixed an issue where adding complication with bitmap font in newly unsaved project causes crash. fixed an issue where invalid image can be added in editor. fixed an issue where complication import in aod mode is not working as expected. fixed an issue where outline of frame is showing in wrong position when editor is in animation editing mode. fixed an issue where search function in timeline doesn't work for long component name. fixed an issue where adding jpeg images cause unexpected behavior. fixed an issue where component doesn't disappear from editor after undo the add component operation. fixed an issue where components with same name exist when import same complication twice. fixed an issue where undo of group operation doesn't work. fixed an issue where component naming was possible with special character. fixed an issue where search result in timeline does not update after renaming the component. fixed an issue where palette was active in animation editing mode. fixed an issue where native viewer watchface blinks while transitioning aod mode. fixed an issue where "save as to original folder" and "show tool tips" in preference don't work. fixed an issue where same character with uppercase and lowercase doesn't work in bitmap font character list. fixed an issue where project save does not work when disable set as button. fixed an issue where removed image still shows on preview for image change action. fixed an issue where icu format text box is empty. fixed an issue where divide by zero in tag expression is a valid expression. fixed an issue where tooltip still have shown even though bitmap is deleted. fixed an issue where backgroud component opened as image component when project loaded. fixed an issue where saved project's backgroud open as image. fixed an issue where action is not applied after save as complication. fixed an issue where hide icon is missing after making a group with all hidden components. fixed an issue where search text does not disappear after sort by region in language. fixed an issue where 9 languages were not included to any region. fixed other issues and ui improvement done. galaxy watch studio 2.0.0_beta one ui applied in toolbar, properties and run preview. added scrollbar for condition line layers. added search feature for condition line layers. added new tag "year" in tag expression dialog. added sort by region feature in language setting dialog. added search box in language setting dialog. added lunar calendar support for digital clock component. added group/ungroup button in timeline. added style, gridline every, and subdivisions settings in preference view section. modified preference dialog, language setting dialog and tag expression dialog. fixed an issue where animation frame selection doesn't work when animation editing mode changed. fixed an issue where auto update download percentage was incorrect. fixed an issue where too long label is trimmed in editor. fixed an issue where battery status action does not work with weather components. fixed an issue where ip and port validation added in proxy server input pop-up. fixed an issue where weather auto refresh time couldn't take minute value. fixed an issue where custom complication does not work for aod mode. fixed other issues and ui improvement done. galaxy watch designer 1.8.1_beta added custom complication feature. added support for two more islamic calendars. added warning message when creating a new group. disabled condition line for group components. disabled resize and rotate for the components of a group. removed "workout status" from preview -> health tab. removed support for icu format vvv (city name). fixed an issue where auto update pop-up don't appear sometimes. fixed an issue where remainder (%) operator doesn't work in tag expression. fixed an issue where day of year (d) tag in tag expression doesn't work as expected. fixed an issue where sync with device doesn't work without selecting it from time zone dropdown. fixed an issue where complication -> workout -> digital_steps_b showing resource not found error. fixed an issue where digital clock disappears with weather component when default language set to english. fixed an issue where default language of digital clock doesn't work with weather component. fixed an issue where bitmap font image modification don't appear in realtime. fixed an issue where button for watch hand doesn't work with weather component. fixed an issue where gyro and condition line don't work together on real device. fixed an issue where view label is dimmed when ruler is grid is checked and outline is unchecked. fixed an issue where clicking on project menu crashes application when project not exist. fixed an issue where latitude and longitude displayed in run preview when current location has no city name. fixed an issue where watchface does not launch on real device after re-installation. fixed an issue where text does not show correctly in run preview while changing font type. fixed an issue where component context menu is big when component name is too long. fixed an issue where default language help tooltip does not work in language settings. fixed an issue where precision property does not work when humidity display type set to "%d (%)". fixed an issue where language settings for digital clock does not work correctly with java 11. fixed an issue where id of android displayed instead of device's name in uninstall dialog. fixed an issue where lightness and saturation of adjust color can take input value greater than 100. fixed an issue where city name displayed null when no city selected from map and changes the forecast data. fixed other issues and ui improvement done. galaxy watch designer 1.8.0_beta added watchface support for galaxy watch active 2. added multiple components property change feature for dimension, placement, rotate, appearance and text appearance property. added layer color feature to draw outline of the component with layer color. added horizontal scroll bar for timeline frame. added show/hide and lock/unlock options in layer menu. added change time zone change capability with action "time zone selector -> sync with device". added real time change in editor when properties value modified by mouse drag or arrow keys. added multiple language support for bitmap font in digital clock. updated layer item and component icon. updated aod high enable popup text and button. updated view > outlines sub menu order and functionality. updated time zone selector notice popup text. updated gwd help -> promote link. updated opr value limit exceed warning pop up behaviour. it will show each time when aod mode toggled and opr value over 15%. updated tooltip texts in edit > preferences > apis. removed align and font option from properties when weather type set to icon. fixed an issue where gwd memory leak occurs when moon phase is used as text component or tag expression. fixed an issue where bitmap font in digital clock doesn't work real device for different locale. fixed an issue where bitmap font is changed to low-bit color image issue fixed. fixed an issue where gwd can't connect to galaxy watch sometimes. fixed an issue where application got stuck when fetching weather data from internet. fixed an issue where rotated text gets distorted and much larger on watch in native viewer. fixed an issue where both run preview and watch device display city name "unknown city" with icu format "vvv" for digital clock component. fixed an issue where text overflows the text box if its length is higher than the text box in native viewer. fixed an issue where run preview doesn't show watch hand simulation for rotation property "sync with conditions" with values step count and others. fixed an issue where week number of year was shown incorrectly. fixed an issue where time zone selector action doesn't work in native viewer. fixed an issue where weather type icon isn't visible in native viewer. fixed other issues and ui improvement done. galaxy watch designer 1.7.1_beta added highlight options for components when mouse is moved in editor view. additional action "change temperature unit" and "update weather" added for weather components. run controller values can be changed by "click and drag" on labels. slider values can be changed by mouse "hover and scroll". added arrows in conditional part to scroll frames. icu more popup search options updated and redesigned. run preview capture implementation is changed. run preview ui is slightly changed and size set to 100%. enabled "set as button" when tag expression used on opacity. due to platform issue, time zone selector disabled for double tap on digital clock. asset creator template url is updated. sdb version updated to 4.1.5. sync with device option added on time zone selector. moved text styles to text properties. time zones values for few cities are updated. fixed an ui issue where placement expression box can be seen when group item is being resized. fixed an issue where gyro effect was not working for text and digital clock. fixed an issue where group item name can be renamed. fixed an issue where tap action did not work on other non-overlapping components, if action used on watch hand. fixed an issue where selected languages would disappear on build project popup. fixed an issue where watch hand position would be wrong if rotation is used. fixed an issue where "space evenly horizontal" did not work properly. fixed an issue where movement effect setting did not work properly. fixed an issue where steps % over 100 is discarded. fixed an issue where gwd may fail to update. fixed an issue where "b" bold option for text style did not work in run preview. fixed an issue where "&&" was showing on application installation popup. fixed an issue where "steps goal" run controller value was not reset. fixed an issue where weather controllers do not reset when no location is selected. fixed an issue where device cannot be connected via wi-fi due to very large network size. fixed an issue where weather type "main" text on run preview did not match with editor text. fixed an issue where weather type "description" text language did not work on run preview. fixed other bugs. galaxy watch designer 1.7.0_beta run preview has been redesigned and added directly to main window. few new run controllers added. all run controllers are now separated into 3 tabs "watch", "health" and "weather". added run preview controller reset options. watch preview added in run controller. user can see how their watch looks on real device right from run preview. windows version now only supports windows 64bit. java requirement for windows is also changed from 1.8 32bit to 1.8 64bit or higher. support for jdk 11 is added. resource preview is removed. gwd license agreement has been updated. components and properties window size has been reduced to give more space on editor view.. support for band and rectangular devices has been removed. support for tizen version lower than tizen 3.0 has been removed. low color aod mode has been removed. movement effect for placement, rotate, opacity tag expression added. google location api has been replaced with here map api. new font can be added through font properties. second hand sweep effect can be used without any bindings. tag script dialog has been redesigned. tag expression sweep effect can be viewed on run preview. capture image can be taken with watch and strap. also through new dialog, user can go to directory where captured image is stored. when installing gwd 1.7.0, previous font and res directory will be automatically migrated. fixed an issue where changed background image was set as icon. fixed forward and rewind issues in timeline. fixed play head position issue for 'battery %' and 'steps &' conditions tab. fixed a timeline loop issue. fixed an issue where text position in run preview and on-device did not match. fixed an issue where build did not work properly when opr value was high. fixed an issue where rotation did not work for bitmap fonts. fixed 'steps %' issue on tizen 4.0 devices. fixed an issue where sweep effect did not work on devices. fixed background and hand color change issue on actual device when opacity was used. fixed an issue where second hand is not displayed in real device when an angle is applied. fixed an issue where digital clock not displayed when all language support added. fixed an issue where color and opacity could not be used together on text and digital clock. fixed an issue where index did not work if color was adjusted. fixed an issue where images could not be copied from normal to aod mode. fixed tag expression problem for text component. fixed an issue where hand did not show on actual device if filters were used. fixed battery drain issue on certain watchface with weather data. fixed an issue where application start popup is not displayed when tapped on run preview. fixed script windows scroll problem on windows 7. fixed language settings issue on where after bitmap fonts are set, returning to truetype font selects all language. fixed toast "invalid character" displayed when tab on outer pivot-x/y. fixed and issue where color still applied when color picker is closed by close button. fixed dropdown width issue on rotation properties tab. fixed text left pad issue on gear device. fixed hsl values not updated issue when style copy/paste is used for images. includes various ui updates. fixed various other bugs. galaxy watch designer 1.6.2_beta fixed opr check error issue fixed gyro not working on the native viewer fixed gwd exception fixed km/mile condition add code to check resource available when building tpk disable opacity for group fixed bugs. galaxy watch designer 1.6.1_beta fixed x,y coordination error for grouping (hot-fix). galaxy watch designer 1.6.0_beta changed application name (gearwatchdesigner > galaxywatchdesigner). add tag expression on rotate, placement, opacity. add build option for target platform api to provide runtime permission popup. changed mac installed style. changed the latest tizen library. add build option for changing app preview image. fixed gyro opacity value error. fixed mac freezing issue. fixed km/mile display error on the lock screen. modified circle hands resource name. fixed bugs. galaxy watch designer 1.5.4_beta added a floor condition in the run preview. added the dummy value on preview image (battery 100, battery level 4, pedometer steps 3457, floor 3). added and fixed shortcut keys (zoom in/out, fit in window, actual size, locking). added selecting action at edit text field in the properties window. added a range label to indicated meaning of gyro xy range. added an unloop menu for multiple layers. fixed the opr check stopping issue. fixed x, y coordination error with action. fixed a "weather.gwd" build stopping issue. fixed errors of image component with action and condition status in the run preview. fixed a gyro effect for weather.gwd sample. galaxy watch designer 1.5.3_beta fixed hand component editing guideline issue when button action enabled. fixed image component location issue in the device when button action and timeline condition enabled together. fixed 'precision' field not display issue for temperature text component. fixed all component display issue in the native viewer that has 'loop' condition when aod -> normal mode. fixed animation and second-hand sweep stop issue in the native viewer at midnight. fixed 'maximize' button not working issue on the mac pc. fixed crash issue in the device if bitmap font is not filled fully. added gyro property to text, digitalclock components. fixed 'step %' not working issue on the device if the group is used. fixed tpk file generate failure issue even after the build. galaxy watch designer 1.5.2_beta added gyro x and y property to support individual control. added new sample projects and complication preset that includes gyro effect. increased text component left-pad property range max from 4 to 6. added steps/distance/heart rate/speed/calorie injectors to the run window. fixed precision property not working issue on temperature text in the device. fixed 'select all' language property issue that property is cleared when reloading the project. added watch face uninstall functionality on the device. fixed value roundup issue when 'step %' condition used in the condition window. fixed 1 sec delay issue in the device when loop is used. fixed version compatibility popup text not correct issue when installing watch face(that km/mile or multi-language is used) to the gear fit, fit2 pro device. fixed native viewer flickering issue after 3.0 fota. changed a .gwd file schema to increase functionality. (therefore, a new project can't be loaded in v1.5.1 or previous version.) fixed build stop issue at 40% that happens on the specific pc. added button action support for hand component. galaxy watch designer 1.5.1_beta increased 'change image' button action limit from 12 to 100. added km/mile condition tab that changes accordance with device ‘s health’ setting. fixed project reload failure issue when bitmap font used that special character is assigned. added 12h/24h and km/mile controls to the run window. display overwrite option when try 'save as' with the same project name. fixed combo dropbox width issue on the mac pc. added bitmap font support in the low-bit color mode. added 'on-next-second', 'on-next-minute' and 'on-next-hour' as animation play option. support for multi-language digital clock when selected language type is not 'sync to device'. galaxy watch designer 1.5.0_beta added unit, precision support for 'distance', 'speed' text sources. fixed run in device failure when a native viewer is enabled and a package name has been changed in the build window. added loop/unloop functionality in the condition window. fixed a watch restart issue on a bitmap font enabled native viewer when switching from always on mode to normal mode. added a 12h/24h condition tab. changed a .gwd file scheme to increase functionality. (therefore, a new project can't be loaded in v1.4.1 or previous version.) added gear sport model support. added play/pause functionality in the run window. galaxy watch designer 1.4.1_beta fixed bugs and compatibility issues in 1.4.0 version. fixed a hand component loading failure when sweep property is applied in the previous version. fixed a project loading failure when a project is generated with a previous version of 1.2.0. fixed a locked image loading failure which was locked with a previous version. fixed a hang (or terminate) issue when running preview of the watch face. added a warning for the not supported ttf font which is a 'symbol' type encoding. ('unicode bmp' type encoding is supported only). added fahrenheit, kelvin unit types to the ‘current temperature’ source. galaxy watch designer 1.4.0_beta fixed a watch face display failure when an icu format string "h", "e", "e", or "ee" are used in gear s. fixed a watch face bitmap font display failure when 'others' or 'custom' category items are used in gear s. fixed a gear s .wgt install failure when project name includes '(' or ')'. fixed a gyro effect issue that happens when a timeline condition is added to a component. added a weather support. (openweathermap apis are used). fixed an icon resolution issue on a mac dock bar. fixed a 15 frame animation sync issue. 'jump hour/minute' property is added to hour/minute hand. 'frequency' property is added to a sweep effect of second hand. added a preference setting. galaxy watch designer 1.3.2_beta fixed '.ttf' custom font import failure issue. fixed .gwd project file corruption issue when deleting files in the resource window. fixed samsung account login failure when additional agreement is required for that account. fixed gyro effect to become more smoother in the device. fixed broken help link for gyro effect property. added 4k monitor support. (windows pc only). fixed deleting 'font' folder issue during version upgrade. fixed sluggish animation in the device after updating firmware to 22.214.171.124 version. fixed button action setting failure issue when custom app id is used. galaxy watch designer 1.3.1_beta fixed component id renaming issue during always-on mode auto migration. fixed install failure issue during 61%. added appearance property in high color always-on mode. fixed digitalclock dst issue in the preview window. fixed 'package_not_found' issue during install. fixed bitmap font display location issue that is not same with preview. fixed to select layer window entry even if component is locked. new project dialog concept has changed. removed redundant resources in the project file. fixed certificate creation failure issue when samsung account id is a phone-number. added bluetooth connection to the device via android device. fixed 'step %' condition issue that component is not displayed in the device. added 'floors' app support for gear s3 open app button action. added iap support. added custom color functionality on the color picker window. added gyro property support. fixed battery drain issue when use 'alarm' app as button. (gear s3 only). galaxy watch designer 1.3.0_beta added project custom location support. added calendar & timezone property support on digitalclock component. added snap, grid, ruler support in the editor window. added .gwd file clean up when close the project. added experimental support for bluetooth direct connection support to the device if pc supports bluetooth. (windows os pc only). added experimental support for importing photoshop file format (.psd). the following features are not yet supported : group, 2) show/hide status. added complications support in the always-on mode. fixed digitalclock issue that height become 9999. added drag & drop support to the editor window. added new splash. added mouse wheel scroll support in the editor window. added group/ungroup support. added .gwd file encryption option. added always-on mode analyze support in the run window. galaxy watch designer 1.2.1_beta fixed adjust color property issue when happens turn on always on mode. fixed image component angle issue that look is not same with preview if it is rotated. fixed 'day of year' source issue that value is not correct in the preview. fixed custom app id update issue in the open app action property. fixed gear s issue that image component disappear when battery % becomes 100. fixed text component issue that location is not same with preview if it is rotated. fixed 'minutes in hours' select fail issue that happens in the high color always on mode. added low-bit color always-on mode analog watch automatically if high color always-on mode is turned on only. galaxy watch designer 1.2.0_beta added gear s3 model support. added 'schedule', 's-health today' and 'floor' to openapp button action. (gear fit2 only). fixed tpk build fail when project includes text/digitalclock components only. fixed tpk build fail when resource file name includes specific character like 'e acute'. 'adjust color' property concept was changed similar to photoshop 'hue/saturation adjustment'. fixed gear s issue that battery condition doesn't works for the image component. opr (onpixelratio) limit in the always-on mode has changed from 20% to 15%. added overwrite option to the file conflict warning popup. added shortcuts - show pivot (ctrl + p), send backward (ctrl + '['), bring forward (ctrl + ']'), send to back (ctrl + shift + '[') , bring to front (ctrl + shift + ']'), align center (ctrl + e), component copy (alt + drag), multi select (shift + click). increased 'change image button action max count' from 6 to 12. .gwd file schema was changed to increase functionality. therefore, v1.1.1 or previous version can't load it. fixed gear s issue that 'm', 'mm' icu format, and 'day of week' source shows 1 small value than normal in the device. added 'day of year' source. fixed to do not display decimal point for the 'steps %', 'speed', 'distance', 'calories' sources. high color always-on mode supported (gear s3 only). galaxy watch designer 1.1.1_beta added experimental support for gear s model. the following features are not yet supported on gear s : launch after install, 2) always on mode, 3) button action, 4) hands tension, 5) steps % source, 6) adjust color (hsb filter), and 7) text attribute (bold, italic, strike-through). fixed 'moonphase type' and 'moonphase position' display issue in the run window. support for multi language text when selected font is 'sync to device'. fixed 'copy device id to clipboard' issue. fixed am/pm issue in the 'digital_neon' sample. fixed loading v1.0.3 index components failed issue. support for use of '-', '_' and shift key in the property name edit box. display more detail on installation progress. galaxy watch designer 1.1.0_beta .gwd file format was changed to increase functionality. therefore, v1.0.3 can't load it. added gear fit2 model support. changes in the editing window is automatically reflected in the run window. 'frame' scale was removed in the timeline window. whenever tool crashes, last project status will be restored in the next launch. author certificate password will be required during build. pivot concept was changed so that only supported by hands and index component. display more readable device name on the runondevice dialog. 'lock' and 'visible' status are shown when loading the project. support for multiple devices distributor certificate. added battery charging source. added background component will be placed in backward automatically. ctrl + and ctrl - key works for the editor zoom. added kilo (x1000) unit support for 'burned calorie' and 'moved distance' sources. fixed icon file issue on macbook pro retina. galaxy watch designer 1.0.3_beta added moonphase position and moonphase type source. fixed runondevice installation failed issue when project name includes space character. (sdb update 2.2.72 —> 2.2.78). fixed runondevice installation stop issue on mac. sync text component font fallback policy with the device. change 'temp' font folder location; only those with admin rights can write to that folder. fixed 'merged_' prefix issue on index component image file. added 'disconnect' and 'copy device id to clipboard' shortcut in the runondevice dialog. in the runondevice dialog, device that doesn't have a distributor certificate will be prompted with a warning. replaced text box with combo box in the distributor certificate dialog, supports multiple devices. increase device scan timeout from 10 to 12 seconds. updated help —> tutorial menu link. added 's-voice' in the button action. galaxy watch designer 1.0.2_beta fixed crash that happens during change rotate/movement property. updated sdb executable to fix connection issues on mac. (2.2.67 —> 2.2.72). updated sdblib to fix installation issues on mac. new version works for double quoted string parameter. fixed ‘from_air’/’hippity_hop’/’climb1’ sample timeline condition. fixed crash that happens while handling custom font. fixed crash that happens during change button image action. fixed crash that happens during copy/paste image after undo. fixed crash that happens when ‘outline with label’ is turned on in some conditions. fixed crash that happens during modify pivot. removed not supported app list (running, s-voice) in the button app launch action. fixed image disappearing issue while style copy. fixed crash that happens when a non-numeric value is entered to start/end rotate property. fixed crash that happens when a device is selected in the runondevice window without generating distributor certificate for that device. fixed random crash that happens because of ‘no more handle’ exception. fixed focus issue on edit —> image submenu. fixed step% condition issue where the image/text is not showing on the device when the value exceeds 100. fixed text component rotate angle load fail issue when text has source. add warning popup & texts for the author certificate overwrite case. change icon file name policy to fix gear manager thumbnail issue. (icon.png —> [project_name].png). galaxy watch designer 1.0.1_beta fixed timeline condition issue where the last condition item (close to 24 hour) is not showing on the device. fixed timeline condition issue that saves a wrong value for the condition item that has a resolution time under a minute. added scan device progress ux in runondevice. added ‘connect by ip address’ ux in runondevice. added help —> community, help —> tutorial menu. fixed on pixel movement issue when hand component become 180 degrees. fixed launch fail issue that happens when a non-image file exists under the ‘res’ folder. fixed launch fail issue that happens when the default font failed to load. fixed crash that happens after adding swap image button action. removed font popup during installation. changed certificate relay server port number (8443 —> 443) to remove proxy setting. updated index component preset that shows yellow color. fixed crash that happens when loading specific complication more than two times. fixed style copy issue when the button action is copied together. galaxy watch designer 1.0.1_beta initial version.
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twitter, pinterest, youtube, reddit, telegram channels, and others. however, one of the most important digital marketing tools is their well-designed website, persona-wf.com. use the right tools for the job there is an old saying that when you only have a hammer, every screw looks like a nail. while this is true, having a screwdriver available makes for a much better end product. the same should be said for a marketing newsletter. while having a word processing program and a mail account allows you to initially create and publish a newsletter, it is not as effective as using a proper emailing tool, especially as your business grows. a good customer relationship management (crm) tool will have both operational and analytical systems. this makes it easier to not only organize and send newsletters, but also analyze and create reports as well as provide information that is used to target your audience. they usually include a dedicated email service provider. a couple of methods to measure the effectiveness of your newsletter are open rate as well as clicks from the newsletter. for their mailing program, persona uses mailchimp so they have access to various reports that helps them tailor their audience. however, there are many mailing companies, such as mailer lite, sendinblue or others, who can fulfill your business needs. of course you can create your own mailing lists using basic office tools. even if the mailing list is small, keep in mind that domain accounts that include email services, both free and paid services, have limits to how many emails or recipients can be sent in a set time period. i believe an advantage of using a crm mailing program is the ability for unsubscribing. it is much better to have an unhappy reader hit the unsubscribe button than flame you on social media. trying to handle removal of readers manually can be a very time consuming operation. select the right style of newsletter annually i get a two-page recap from my aunt about her family’s prior year. i am often amazed to learn how productive my cousins are and that the new dog is such a scamp. however, i read it and toss it away. her letter is just words and there is no engagement with me. it is telling and telling, but isn’t selling. a good newsletter needs more than just words and it needs a format that engages readers. the format of the newsletter will make a difference, so tailor your newsletter to your target audience. some newsletters are a recap or summary with a links to content with more details. that format is easy to scan through and find topics of interest. it is a great format if your target is a manager or representative who is busy. the reader can skim or skip parts of no interest and deep read what they find important. other newsletters may have a story about one topic with links throughout the story to more detailed information. if your target is detail oriented, these how-to newsletters will engage the reader. if your app is a game, giving users tips and tricks while taking them on a journey through the game draws them in. another style of newsletter is mostly visual. telling a story in images is especially useful if you have an international audience as it removes translations and has visual interpretations. also if your target audience is more creative, you may want to go with a newsletter with more visuals. adobe indesign is a useful tool for creating a heavily imaged newsletter. there are many low- priced or free alternatives, such as affinity-publisher, if you are on a budget. dominus mathias, a case study watch face designers like persona or game developers with in-app purchases depend on repeat customers. i interviewed dominus mathias watch face design studio and their success story shows what you can achieve. you may find it interesting how a small designer company, dominus mathias, uses email marketing newsletters to increase their sales. dominus mathias cooperates closely with the company vienna studios for marketing and started collecting email addresses in 2019 for the purpose of sending a newsletter to subscribers. the reason was a way to alert customers to ongoing discounts with the end goal to increase repeat sales. initially they used the google groups service for their newsletter. with the increasing number of subscribers, they were forced to look for alternatives that could automate the whole process. ultimately they chose to use fluent forms, as well as the fluentcrm plugin for wordpress, in connection with their website, viennastudios.com. using fluent forms gives them the ability to send newsletters, on average, about one per week depending on planned activities. vienna studios newsletters may include coupons, giveaway contests or special discounts in their newsletter, to entice readers to purchase products or visit the web site. the use of newsletters by dominus mathias and vienna studio has increased the number of recipients who read the newsletters and fulfill the desired action of purchasing a watch face design. almost every newsletter has some success; the rate depends on various parameters such as the intensity/frequency of sending, the time of sending, the topicality and attractiveness of the promoted watch faces, etc. dominus mathias and vienna studio have continued to innovate to increase sales and downloads. in february 2023, in order to make the business more attractive for their customers, they introduced a new app called watch face arena. this app not only provides current information about products that are on sale or for free, but also enables customers to actively participate in a playful way. for example, consumers can vote for their favorite watch faces that are in competition with another one and follow the ranking of the most attractive ones. the app is available on the google play store. the time to start is now the time to start your marketing newsletter is now, because you can. you don’t need to spend a lot of money for tools to start, you can use your business email address and a word processor. starting small can be a big advantage. even if you have ten names on the mailing list, they can be your alpha group. don’t wait for a new product or updated version release. start gathering names and contact information. if you don’t do it now, when will you do it? resources persona watch faces ip infringement guide mailchimp mailer lite sendinblue fluent forms fluentcrm vienna studios
tizen is continuously improving tizen .net development tools to increase developer productivity. today, we are pleased to announce the beta release of tizen template studio. tizen template studio is a visual studio 2019 extension that uses a wizard to help you create a tizen .net app. you create a new project by selecting the type of project, ui pages, and features in the wizard. once selection is finished, the wizard generates the project, including code templates where the specified ui pages and features are composed. you can use these templates as starter code to quickly build tizen .net apps and develop ui and commonly used features. tizen template studio currently supports the creation of tizen .net apps running on samsung galaxy watch. templates are designed to help you write apps optimized for galaxy watch using xamarin.forms and the tizen .net framework. if you are new to tizen .net, we encourage you to review get started with .net applications. meet tizen template studio let's get started with tizen template studio by creating a new tizen .net app project. launch visual studio 2019 and, from the create a new project menu, select tizen template studio. enter a name for your new tizen .net app and click create. tizen template studio appears and walks you through four steps to create the desired project. step 1: project type first, select the project type for the app you are about to generate (application, watch face, widget, or service). tizen template studio provides standard project templates that include essential project configuration and files to help you start your development. step 2: design pattern once you have selected a project type, you can select a coding pattern, either code behind or mvvm basic. step 3: pages next, build your app's user interface. tizen template studio provides ui page templates to help you create beautiful and usable apps that follow ui design guidelines and best practices. select the ui pages that you want to add into your app. you can add as many of each page as you need. step 4: features lastly, you can select which tizen .net framework features you want to use in your app. tizen template studio provides a variety of templates to help you use tizen .net framework apis easily. templates help you follow best practices, reduce writing boilerplate code, and free you from handling manifest files, so you can focus on building functional apps. get started today tizen template studio beta is available now and you can install the visual studio 2019 extension from the visual studio gallery. once installed, you should then see tizen template studio in the create a new project menu of your visual studio 2019. note: before you install the extension, you must have an environment for developing tizen .net apps. for more information, see installing visual studio tools for tizen. what's next? we care about your tizen .net app development experience. as we continue to add in new features and templates, tizen template studio will continue to help you write high quality apps. try building a tizen .net app with tizen template studio and let us know what you think! if you find a bug or issue, don't forget to file an issue.
looking to design a watch face that gives the user the ability to customize the look by revealing specific data? creating a tap reveal button is a simple way. tap reveal is when you have certain areas on your watch face that when touched, reveal something else. this can be useful if you would like to give the user the ability to display specific real-time data like heart rate, battery level, current speed or even the date. giving the user this interactive control allows them to display certain data, and also gives them the ability to control the look of the watch face. so how is this done? it’s actually quite simple. galaxy watch designer (gwd) lets you program an imported image file to swap with a different image file when the user taps. the secret is to have the second image file be an empty transparent image so that the area below the cover graphic is now viewable. let’s get started in this example, there are 4 areas that can be tapped to display real-time user data: heart rate, speed, date, and battery level. the design of the cover images includes an icon that relates to each of the data components having the appearance as if the component is deactivated. what is layered below is the real-time data component along with an icon having the appearance of being activated. when the cover image is tapped, the empty transparent image loads, giving the ability to see the “activated” elements below. design graphics & tap area using your favorite graphics program, create a design utilizing layers for both activated and deactivated elements. keep in mind that the data elements generated by galaxy watch designer will not be part of your graphics, but added as a component within galaxy watch designer. to create the separate image files needed for the tap reveal buttons, you must first determine the tap area. if you have tap areas that are small, it may be difficult for the user to tap the exact spot. one trick is to make the canvas area of your image graphic larger, rather than cropping down to the edge of the pixels. because the tap area is determined by the overall area of the image file and not the actual pixels, the tap area will be larger. just be sure to not have overlapping tap areas because that will cause functionality issues. it is best to create a rectangle layer that represents the tap area. doing so allows you to easily select the area regardless of what layers are viewable. this technique comes in handy when you are displaying different layers to create the cover image and would like to quickly “select” what will be the tap area when cropping the image file. after making the selection of the rectangle layer, turn off the layer so that it is not viewable when cropping your cover image file. saving the cover image files the best file type to use is png. not only is the quality nice, but pngs support transparent backgrounds, which allows you to create a cover graphic that is a custom shape. from your favorite graphics program save all of the cover images as transparent pngs. saving the empty image file the file that is swapped out when the cover image is tapped is the “empty” file. this is a transparent graphic that does not have any visible pixels. when gwd replaces the tapped image file with the empty file, it adjusts the height and width of the empty file to fit the area of the tapped image. because the image does not contain any pixels, the dimensions are not important, gwd will conform it to fit. this also means that you only need one empty image file for all of your gwd projects. importing graphics once your base layer graphics and data elements are placed into gwd, it is time to import and program your cover buttons. to import you can either drag and drop your cover image png file onto the gwd workspace area, or use the dashboard component button titled “image” to then navigate your hard drive and select the cover image png file from the directory. to position the cover image you can change the x and y coordinates in the properties window, use the arrows on your computer to move the selected item or simply click and drag the cover image to the proper position. because new images are positioned at the top of the layers, you might need to lower the cover image layer so that it does not appear above certain elements such as watch hands. programming the tap function with the cover image selected in your workspace, click the dropdown menu icon in the properties panel and chose “set as button.” from the actions tab within the properties window set your “interaction” to either tap or double tap and your action to change image. clicking once on the circle plus icon lets you select what file is swapped out when the cover image is tapped. navigate through your hard drive to select your empty png file. if you would like the data components to initially be visible with the ability to deactivate, first import the empty png and program the button to swap the empty image with the cover graphic. this gives the user the experience of turning off or deactivating the data component when the watch face initially loads. testing the tap function to test the functionality of your tap reveal button, select the “run” feature within gwd and click the cover button with your mouse. this is also a great way to see if your cover graphic aligns perfectly with the elements below. be creative as simple as the tap reveal technique is, you can really make a complex interactive design. maybe give the user the ability to show or hide the analog numbers of a watch face, specific date information like the day of the week, or even show the digital time on an analog watch face. the possibilities are endless. use your phone to visit galaxy apps to see the above watch face with tap reveal in action. galaxy watch designer (gwd) is now galaxy watch studio (gws). go to install galaxy watch studio to learn how to download and install gws.
galaxy watch for tizen learn about options to develop your applications for galaxy watch using tizen. get started get started develop apps for galaxy watch all the documents and data you need to develop galaxy watch apps using tizen. web app: standalone use web-native languages to create your apps. native app: standalone direct access to the galaxy watch native api. .net app: standalone build .net applications with xamarin. get certificates get certificates for testing and uploading your apps to galaxy store. web app: companion use web-native languages to create your apps. native app: companion direct access to the galaxy watch native api. .net app: companion build .net applications with xamarin. test your app test your apps on your galaxy watch. in-app purchase for galaxy watch payment service to sell items in apps installed on galaxy watch for tizen. guides in-depth development guides to create your tizen applications. code samples various sample applications, complete with source code and resources. sdks tizen sdk provides everything you need to develop your apps. documentation detailed access to the samsung wearable extension libraries and the api reference. videos hands-on instructional videos. design for wearables best practices for designing your wearable apps. design resources download assets to help build your wearable app. tizen studio every generation of tizen brings new and improved ways of building any app on the os that connects everything. read more distribute your apps reach customers in over 180 countries through the galaxy store. how to distribute design evaluation self-check list for galaxy watch seller portal galaxy store badge galaxy watch studio converter ask question and find answers at forums. if you need development support, submit a support request. get started looking for a community? meet other developers. ask questions. find answers. read more galaxy watch studio for tizen design interactive watch faces and sell to the world, all without coding. learn more
samsung developers podcast, season 1 in season 1, tony interviews developers, designers, and thought leaders from the mobile industry. in episode 3, the tables are turned and he is interviewed by our own charlotte allen. we wrap up season 1 with an introduction to the 2020 best of galaxy store awards. in season 2, tony starts by interviewing one of the most successful galaxy watch designers who won the best watch face designer during the best of galaxy store awards. he continues with a list of influential designers, developers, educators, and industry veterans. there are even a couple of surprises in store. episodes date topic guest(s) download/listen 05 oct 2020 galaxy store hyunah kwon, charlotte allen · samsung electronics listen 21 sep 2020 appstack swalé nunez · samsung electronics listen 8 sep 2020 dex prasad rayala · samsung electronics listen 24 aug 2020 games · tizen diego lizarazo · samsung developers listen 10 aug 2020 galaxy watch · galaxy themes chris shomo · infinity watchfaces listen 27 jul 2020 knox morgan parker · knox partner program listen 13 jul 2020 mobile · games andy beaudoin · microsoft/turn 10 studios listen 29 jun 2020 galaxy themes tomas joscak · vienna studios listen 15 jun 2020 iot · smartthings ash nazir · iotgadgets listen 1 jun 2020 mobile · games aurelien lavaud · gameloft/asphalt 9 listen 15 may 2020 bixby roger kibbe · bixby developers listen 1 may 2020 galaxy watch · galaxy themes tony morelan · samsung developers listen 1 may 2020 web · samsung internet dan appelquist · samsung internet listen 1 may 2020 games · galaxy store jong woo · samsung game services listen 1 may 2020 samsung developers pow! · samsung developers listen
faq q01. what is the role of samsung iap for galaxy watch? samsung iap for galaxy watch only works if your galaxy watch is paired with your phone. the iap client for watch communicates with the iap client for phone, which internally manages communication with supporting iap services and the samsung ecosystem (such as samsung account, samsung checkout, and samsung rewards). in other words, it acts as an intermediary between a watch app and the samsung iap phone system. q02. what kind of payment methods are supported by the samsung iap? samsung iap supports credit cards by default in countries where galaxy store is a paid service. phone bill, paypal, samsung pay and local payment methods (such as shetab, wechat, alipay, paytm) are available in some countries. for more details, see the galaxy store seller portal. q03. can i use samsung iap for galaxy watch on non-samsung devices? yes, non-samsung devices paired with galaxy watch through the galaxy wearable app can use samsung iap. q04. in which countries can i sell in-app items? in-app items can only be sold in countries where paid services are available. q05. what do users need to complete in-app purchases? galaxy store must be installed on their phone. they must be signed in to their samsung account, which must have an acceptable payment method registered to it (such as a credit card). q06. why is the galaxy store necessary? galaxy store publishes the free and paid apps that offer in-app items. q07. how can i create an app selling in-app items without the tizen extension sdk? to make complex apps that sell in-app items, you must use the tizen extension sdk. however, if you simply want to create a watch face that prompts for payment after a free trial period, you can use galaxy watch studio (formerly galaxy watch designer). for more details, see the galaxy watch studio online tutorial q08. how can i test auto-recurring subscriptions during app development? if your application is set to test mode, the subscription cycle is automatically renewed every 10 minutes, and the subscription is automatically canceled after 12 renewals.
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updated: november 8, 2018 #sdc18 marks the first-ever best of galaxy apps 2018 awards, and we are so excited to announce this year’s winners. congratulations to the best of galaxy apps 2018! best overall app: booking.com for samsung best gaming app: disney heroes by perblue best gear app: wrist camera by kema studio best gear watch face designer: bergen best theme designer: guangxu zhu originally published: october 23, 2018 the samsung developer team is excited to announce that 2018 will mark the inaugural “best of” samsung galaxy apps awards, acknowledging the best of the galaxy apps store: best app, game, theme, galaxy watch app and galaxy watch face design. the “best of” program will select top publishers who have stood out amongst the crowd in the galaxy apps store's boutique of expertly curated apps. the review process will take place in september each year, with the submission period running from october through august the following year. benefits to being a "best of" galaxy apps award winner in addition to bragging rights, “best of” winners will be featured at sdc and promoted across samsung developer merchandising and marketing channels. they'll also receive: a “best of” galaxy apps award an invitation to the “best of” award ceremony at sdc galaxy apps store banner promotion premium merchandising on the galaxy apps store a best of galaxy apps award graphic overlay on their app screenshot on galaxy apps store “best of” award badges and imagery to promote in their marketing channels and events a feature in sdp marketing communications, including blog post interview and sdp newsletter feature let’s get down to business. how can you be among the “best of galaxy apps" award next year? there are many ways to better your chances of becoming the next “best of”: become a member of the samsung developer program: sign up at developer.samsung.com publish your apps and designs in the samsung seller office get set up with a seller account here. promote, promote, promote sdp offers many ways to increase your marketing reach and roi. have you checked out galaxy store badges? ever submitted a promotion request for your galaxy theme? how are “best of” winners selected? the samsung galaxy apps store’s “best” app, game, theme, galaxy watch app and watch face encapsulate some of the most popular content in user downloads, quality design and user experience. the editorial team combs through all new releases from the year, and the “best of” winners are selected based on a holistic criterion that considers the quality in design, user experience, user ratings, downloads, and revenue (where applicable). we have notified the best of 2018 winners, and we are very excited to reveal the winners at sdc 2018! stay tuned to #sdc18 feeds, or better yet, come to sdc18 to be part of the first-ever best of galaxy apps 2018 award ceremony.
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