almost 3 years ago

Free Pavilion passes to SDC 2014, Nov 11-13 

Please join us for the 2014 Samsung Developers Conference, November 11–13 at Moscone West in San Francisco, CA. We’ll be announcing the Grand Prize and Popular Choice winners, plus there will be some great speakers and hands-on workshops.

Click here to get your free Pavilion pass so you can attend the keynote and experiential exhibits!

And if you haven’t voted for your favorite Gear App, there’s still time!


almost 3 years ago

Round 2 Public Voting

We’re delighted to announce the Top 10 & Third Prize winners in Round 2 of the Samsung Gear App Challenge. Congratulations, everyone!

Winners: we'll be in touch over the next several weeks with further details about claiming your prize.

Everyone: Public voting for the Popular Choice Prize is now open! Who will take home a BMW i3 automobile? You decide! Vote for your favorites by 5PM ET November 9, 2014.

And now, without further ado. The winners are...

Third Prize*

  • Anti Sleep Alarm
  • BackCountry Navigator for Gear 2
  • BeatOBox
  • BIBOX
  • Camera Remote
  • Car Finder
  • CaroO
  • Counter - count! check! change!
  • Follow-up
  • Fresh Morning
  • G.Ra
  • G’Night
  • Gear…

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about 3 years ago

Announcing the winners

We are excited to announce the top 200 finalists from Round 1 of the Samsung Gear App Challenge! Please go to the gallery to congratulate the finalists and check out all of the excellent submissions. 

We are incredibly grateful for the participation of developers from all over the world who entered nearly 1,000 submissions. Whether you're a finalist or not, we hope you'll keep up the great work and continue developing your apps! Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow developers.

If you're a finalist, we will email you next week with…

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about 3 years ago

UPDATE: Certification Process and Binary Upload Error

On Friday, August 1st, an update was sent to registrants that included inaccurate information. We deeply apologize for this and have included the accurate information in this update.

Due to an issue in the Seller Office system, some developers are having trouble updating Gear Apps in the Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office using the original Content IDs included in challenge their entries. 

Please do not resubmit your Gear App with a new Content ID to the Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office. The Seller Office will not accept submissions with the same App Name, or the same APP ID, as a previous

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about 3 years ago

IMPORTANT: Certification Process & Content ID Updates (Updated 8/4/14)

On Friday, August 1st, an update was sent to registrants that included inaccurate information. We deeply apologize for this and have included the accurate information in this update.

Due to an issue in the Seller Office system, some developers are having trouble updating Gear Apps in the Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office using the original Content IDs included in challenge their entries. 

Please do not resubmit your Gear App with a new Content ID to the Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office. The Seller Office will not accept submissions with the same App Name, or the same APP ID, as a previous

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about 3 years ago

Round 1 Certification Period Extended

Thanks to the time and commitment of many developers like you, Round 1 of Samsung's Gear App Challenge received a tremendous number of submissions.

We recognize that you put a lot of effort into your submissions, and we want to make sure that every entry submitted on time to the GALAXY Apps Seller Office, (before the July 17th deadline at 5pm EDT), is properly evaluated during the Certification Period.

For this reason, the challenge dates are being updated to extend the Round 1 Certification Period by one additional week. The updated schedule for Round 1 and Round 2 is:

Round

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about 3 years ago

IMPORTANT: Certification Process FAQ

Question: What do I need to have submitted by the submission deadline - July 17th at 5pm EDT?

Answer: By the submission deadline you must have: 

  1. Visited the Samsung Galaxy Apps Seller Office and submitted your Gear App to Samsung Galaxy Apps to begin the Certification Process.

  2. Entered your submission on the challenge submission form at gearapp.challengepost.com, which also requires you to attest that you've submitted your application to Samsung Galaxy Apps (as stated above).

 

Question: Can I make updates to my Gear App in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Seller Office after the July 17th 5pm EDT

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about 3 years ago

Last call for submissions

The deadline is just around the corner. Apps are due July 17 before 5pm EDT. International entrants: find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

How to enter

Getting ready to submit your app in the Samsung Gear App Challenge? Don't wait until the last minute! The deadline is 5 p.m. ET on July 17, 2014. (International entrants: find your local time here.)

Enter your app in two places:

  1. Samsung GALAXY Apps
    Visit the Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office to submit your app to Samsung GALAXY Apps. Be sure to allow time for your app to go through the certification process.
  2. GearApp.ChallengePost.com
    Fill out the submission form here.

Important notes on registration on Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office:

  • "General" sellers: change your seller type
    If you registered as…

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about 3 years ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here

Can you believe it? There’s only one week left to submit your app. Submissions are due July 17 at 5pm EDT. International entrants: find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum and we’ll respond as soon as we can. If you are a Korean participant, you can also email support@ssac2014.com.


about 3 years ago

Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office is live!

The Samsung Apps Seller Office has had a mini makeover! For those of you who have registered on seller.samsungapps.com previously, here's what's changed. The updates are a result of Samsung's ongoing commitment to improving its apps registration process.

Name change

Samsung Apps Seller Office has been renamed as Samsung GALAXY Apps Seller Office.

Seller types: "Developer" or "Partner"

After you click "Register as a Private Seller" or "Register as a Corporate Seller," you can then select "Developer" or "Partner." Select "Developer" if you are registering applications developed with the Samsung SDK. Select "Partner" if you are an individual or…

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about 3 years ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are just two weeks left in the first round of the Gear App Challenge. Submissions are due July 17 at 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city.) 

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, explore the quick-start guide, and start putting together your entry.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", here are some reminders to help you make sure everything is in order.

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about 3 years ago

Three weeks to go – are you ready?

There are three weeks left in the first round of the Gear App Challenge. Submissions are due July 17 at 5pm EDT.

If you haven’t already started a draft, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum and we’ll respond as soon as we can. If you are a Korean participant, you can also email support@ssac2014.com.


about 3 years ago

Remotely test your Gear 2 apps

Don't have a Gear 2 device? Samsung's Remote Test Lab enables you to test and install your applications on Samsung mobile devices over the web.

Using the RTL is the easiest and most effective way to test the compatibility of your application, and also cuts down on costs for test hardware. Interaction with the device is performed over the network in real time, allowing you to comprehensively test your application before distributing it. 

Read this guide and go to Samsung Developers to test your Gear 2 app now!


about 3 years ago

One month left – start your draft

There’s just one month left in the Gear App Challenge. Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early.

Start your draft today

Starting a draft is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. And remember: once you begin a draft, you can save it and edit it at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Plan your video

Don’t forget that your submission should include a video showing your app. Too often, participants leave this video…

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about 3 years ago

Meet the judges

There's one month left in the Gear App Challenge and we've started to receive some great submissions. Today we'd like to introduce you to the judges who will be evaluating your apps:

  • Redg Snodgrass, CEO & Founder, Wearable World
  • Aaron Sheedy, VP Mobile Products, Nuance Communications
  • Julia Hu, CEO, Lark Technologies
  • Darrell Etherington, Staff Writer, TechCrunch
  • A panel of internal judges from Samsung
Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building a great Gear app right now, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does.

Tips on making a great video
  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the opening seconds of your video as you…

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over 3 years ago

Quick tips

Get started now.

Go check out the submission form and start your draft now so there’ll be no surprises once you’re ready to submit your app!

Have a question? Ask.

Ask challenge related questions on the challenge Discussion Board. For technical help, check out the Samsung Developer Forum.


over 3 years ago

Video tutorials now available

Need some help getting started with your Gear App?

You can now find a great set of video tutorials on the Samsung Gear App Challenge site. These videos will show you:

  • How to build a sample Gear app using the Tizen SDK for Wearable
  • How to test your Gear app using the Emulator
  • How to get an authentication certificate
  • How submit your Gear app to the Samsung Apps Seller Office
Still have questions? 

Post your technical questions in the Samsung Developer forum. Post your challenge-related questions in the challenge Discussion forum.


over 3 years ago

Get started early + Gear Dev Tool tips

Thanks for joining Samsung’s Gear App Challenge! You're now officially registered and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the challenge. (If you're just joining - make sure you check out the updates that have gone out to date.)

As a reminder, apps are due July 17, 2014 at 5pm EDT. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. If you haven’t already, go take a look at the Samsung Gear Dev Tool.
  2. Create an account with the Samsung Apps Seller Office. You’ll need this to submit your app to Samsung Apps.
  3. Start your submission today

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