Learning about Samsung Galaxy Store ENKR

Overview

Samsung Galaxy Store is an app store designed specifically for Samsung Galaxy & Watch Apps. It provides users in over 180 countries with apps optimized for Samsung Galaxy & Watch devices. (As of March 31, 2016, Samsung Gear Apps has been integrated into Samsung Galaxy Store for Samsung devices and Samsung Galaxy Store has become the app store for non-Samsung devices.) Users who have just purchased their first Watch devices are able to visit Samsung Galaxy Store, download the apps they want for their Watch devices and customize their new devices. But it's not just for new users. Those who have used their Watch devices for a long time, and have grown familiar with them, also frequently check Samsung Galaxy Store for new apps to download.

Samsung Galaxy Store provides a store channel where a Watch device can be synced with a Samsung device as well as a store channel where a Watch device can be synced with a non-Samsung device. Moreover, since July 2016, Samsung Galaxy Store has been providing a new store channel from which users can download apps directly to their Gear/Watch devices through a Gear S2 software update.
(※ The scope of the support available in each store channel may differ between countries and between paid apps and free apps.)

Several developers are already providing a wide range of apps on Samsung Galaxy Store, hoping that their apps will add value to Watch devices and enrich the lives of Watch users. Now, you too can take the opportunity to join them on Samsung Galaxy Store, meeting Watch users all over the world and presenting them with apps that they will love.

Categories

Samsung Galaxy Store has a wide variety of useful apps in categories including Watch Face, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, and Entertainment. The Watch Face category includes the largest number of apps, and has proven to be the most popular among Samsung Galaxy Store users. Accordingly, Watch Face has its own intuitive UI style, which distinguishes it from the other categories and also makes it more user-friendly. Furthermore, from October 2016 onwards, the Watch Face category will provide sub-categories to help users browse stores more efficiently.

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Classification Category Watch Tab > Watch Face Tab
Store for
Samsung Devices
Store for
Non-Samsung
Android Devices

※ The structure, menus, and UI of the store may vary depending on the type of Watch device that the user connected to the store with and the store version the user is connecting to.

When you register your apps on Seller Office, you can select up to 2 categories, which will help users find the apps they want. For Watch Face, you can select up to 2 sub-categories under the Watch Face category. If you go to the menu for each category, you can see which apps are the most popular in that category (free, paid, and new apps are listed separately). Their rankings are determined by various factors including the number of downloads, revenue, user rating and so on.

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Classification List of General Categories List of Watch Face Categories
Store for
Samsung Devices
Store for
Non-Samsung
Android Devices

※ The structure, menus, and UI of the store may vary depending on the type of Watch device that the user connected to the store with and the store version the user is connecting to.

Main Features

Featured page

Samsung Galaxy Store also features the Featured page in the [Watch] tab, where users can view selected apps and get recommendations. This page will promote your apps to provide you with opportunities for greater profits and give users a chance to try various apps.

The Featured page is regularly updated by our editor, and displays popular apps in each category, as well as the very best of the newly registered apps (the apps must be currently registered on Samsung Galaxy Store).

The Featured page consists of a Banner Promotion that displays a single app in a banner and App 3+ that displays 3 or more apps based around a similar theme, etc.

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Classification Banner Promotion App 3+
Store for
Samsung Devices
Store for
Non-Samsung
Android Devices
Store on
Watch Devices
App List
(Including the apps listed on the Featured page and in the Top Chart)
1. Get more watch faces
2. Get more apps
3. Galaxy Store

※ The structure, menus, and UI of the store may vary depending on the type of Watch device that the user connected to the store with and the store version the user is connecting to.

Companion App Support

It is known that Samsung Watch Apps can be broadly categorized into two types of apps: Companion-type Watch Apps that need to be synced with a smartphone and Standalone-type Watch Apps that can function on their own. For user convenience, Samsung Galaxy Store allows users to simultaneously install or uninstall multiple companion-type apps that are registered on Samsung Galaxy Store, even if they are smartphone apps that need to be synced.
※ This feature can be used in the store for Samsung mobile devices and in the store on Watch devices.

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Classification Details Page of Companion-type App
Store for
Samsung Devices
1. Supports simultaneous installations
2. Supports simultaneous uninstallations
Store on
Watch Devices