Six Easy Steps
The guide takes you through the various roles of Samsung HQ, subsidiaries and more play in helping you launch a Smart UX Center app, namely:
Master the Process of Developing and Launching Smart UX Center Apps
If you have a great idea for an app for the Smart UX Center, the first thing you will need to do is to gain access to the Smart UX Software Development Kit (SDK).
Then, if you are developing a paid app that does not have an internal system for issuing licenses and therefore needs a module for its license, you will need to use Samsung License Management (SLM), Samsung’s easy-to-use license issuing system.
Making a trial version is an important part of the Smart UX Center app development process – as app purchases are non-refundable, users need to be able to try your product out before buying. You can use a several different kinds of trial versions if you are developing a paid app, including demo versions, demo licenses or free versions that can be subsequently upgraded to paid apps.
If you are going to release a paid app, you will need a sales contract, which stipulates pricing, legal terms, maintenance policy and more.
Before you can register an app on the Printer App Center, you need to complete the V&V process, a testing process. Samsung takes care of this for you, checking every aspect of your app to make sure everything functions smoothly. If there is an issue, Samsung will let you know exactly what you need to remedy in order to fix it.
Passing the V&V process means that your app’s stability is guaranteed by Samsung. It tells end-users that Samsung has rigorously tested the app for software stability and hardware compatibility, so helps boost users’ trust in developers’ solutions.
Successful apps will be approved to proceed to the next stage, while Samsung will inform you if your app needs fine tuning before it can be accepted. The V&V process typically takes between two to four weeks.
Once this stage is complete, your app moves on to the Printing App Center registration stage. Here you will need to ready your app for distribution, and provide a promotional image, a user manual and other materials.
In terms of pricing matters, all you need to do as a developer is determine your app’s supply price to Samsung, who will fix the exact retail price for end-users.
Finally, as customer service is as important all app developers, providing ways for customers, subsidiaries or Samsung HQ to get in touch is essential. It helps give consumers peace of mind – and can build even more consumer confidence in your app.
Why Is the V&V Process Important?
Only approved apps validated through the Samsung V&V process uploaded for release on the Printing App Center. For users, this means apps on the center have had their stability thoroughly tested to the point where Samsung can guarantee their stability. It also means that not only the app itself is stable, but that it will not negatively hinder Samsung printing device and application compatibility.
However, for developers, there are also several key benefits. Stable apps require less service management, in terms of both cost and time. What is more, conducting exhaustive tests with hardware can be time-consuming for software developers.
Also, if your app does not pass the V&V process, Samsung testers will be notify you as to exactly what you need to fix – potentially saving you a lot of time and even money.
The guide also contains links to handy MS Office-format downloads, such as the Smart UX SDK Programming Guide, and a helpful Smart UX App Checklist. There are also some email addresses, handy for when you need to ask questions of Samsung staff. Find out how you can get in touch with a Smart UX app support network.
There is also an FAQ section, as well as appendices on various R&R cases, getting hold of the Smart UX SDK, requesting SLM test licenses and registering an app for V&V in the Printing App Center.
To check out examples of how third-party developers have successfully created apps for the Smart UX Center, please refer to the appendix (page 21).
All the Resources You Need to Get Developing!
With all these resources and more, this walkthrough will get you on the road to developing your app, releasing it and bringing in the revenue it creates. Turn your great idea into a profitable technological reality with this comprehensive guide.