•   over 8 years ago

Gear Apps Store

I would like to see some already available gear apps. Where can I find those? Is there any way to filter out gear apps from the Samsung apps store?

  • 5 comments

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    Great question there ... from what I know, you can view the apps available for gear through the Gear Manager app running on your samsung device.

    Learn more here
    http://apps.samsung.com/earth/topApps/topAppsDetail.as?productId=000000651788

    and here
    denvycom.com/blog/step-by-step-guide-to-build-your-first-samsung-gear2-app-tizen/

    V.

  • Manager   •   over 8 years ago

    Hi tnw7,

    Thanks for the question. vykthur is correct.

    Yes, the only way to access is by downloading Gear App Manager and entering the store (http://apps.samsung.com/earth/topApps/topAppsDetail.as?productId=000000651788).
    The Gear App Manager can be downloaded when there is a Gear connected to the host device (a smartphone).

    Best,
    Serena

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    Hi Serena:

    I'm wanting to test gear apps on the Gear simulator (not real Gear device) , but you wrote:

    "The Gear App Manager can be downloaded when there is a Gear connected to the host device (a smartphone)."

    Can I use a Samsung smartphone connected to Gear simulator to download gear apps and test them? Or is it required to have an actual gear device for this?

  • Manager   •   over 8 years ago

    Hi mramosr85,

    Thanks for your question - it's a good one. Can you please post your question on the Samsung Developer Forum (http://developer.samsung.com/forum). It's closely monitored and they'll be able to better assist you on questions related to using the Gear simulator.

    All the best,
    Serena

  •   •   over 8 years ago

    Hi Mramosr85,

    Yes, you CAN use a samsung smartphone connected to a Gear Simulator to download gear apps and test them. This is required IF you have an app that needs a connection to a phone (Integrated or Linked apps) . You can also develop STANDALONE apps that run only on the gear 2 watch - for this, an actual device is not required, but good for testing.

    There's a decent article that discusses how to get started, the different types of apps (INTEGRATED, LINKED, STANDALONE), supported devices, requirements, and how to test ...
    Should help you get a clearer understanding how the whole gear app development works ...

    http://denvycom.com/blog/step-by-step-guide-to-build-your-first-samsung-gear2-app-tizen/

    Also, as Serena mentioned, do drop by the samsung developer forum, many helpful developers there.

    Hope this helps.

    -V.

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