Context
Switching to the GSSP Beta Track
Step 1: Submit your game from UDP
Step 2: Cancel your submission on GSSP
Step 3: Set up your game for the Beta Track
Step 4: Deploy your game to the Beta Track
Step 5: Download your APK and test
Switching back to the GSSP Production track
Licence Testers (aka no-cost testing)
Beta Testing on Samsung Galaxy Store
How to switch your game to the Beta Track of the GSSP
Context
Test your game’s IAP products before it officially launches on the Samsung Galaxy Store using the Beta Track feature of the Galaxy Store Seller Portal (GSSP).
This will require you submit your game from UDP, and log in the GSSP to manually switch your game to the Beta track before it clears the review stage. This guide explains the necessary steps.
Note: to Beta-test your game without incurring real costs, check the section Licence Testers below.
Check also the section App registration > Beta Test on the GSSP for more information (link).
Switching to the GSSP Beta Track
Step 1: Submit your game from UDP
On the UDP console, submit your game to Samsung Galaxy Store from the Publish page
  • Choose ‘Repack & Submit’
  • If UDP flags any errors, resolve them
  • If UDP flags any warnings, decide how they need to be addressed
  • Once you’re satisfied, click ‘Publish’ to submit your game to Samsung Galaxy Store
  • (More details in the UDP Guide to Samsung Galaxy Store)
Step 2: Cancel your submission on GSSP
Log onto the Galaxy Store Seller Portal and go to the HOME > Applications page.
Cancel your submission while it is still pending for ‘Review’.
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Answer ‘Yes’ in the confirmation screen.
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Observe that the game’s status turns to ‘Registering’ on the HOME > Applications page.
Note: after cancelling your submission on the GSSP, the status of your game in the UDP console (Status page) will turn to ‘Submission cancelled’ for the submitted revision.
Step 3: Set up your game for the Beta Track
Click on ‘Registering’ to navigate to your game’s page.
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From there go to Binary.
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Then to Beta Test > Closed Beta Test > Settings.
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Enter your Test Account and Feedback Channel, and click ‘SAVE’ at the bottom of the page.
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Step 4: Deploy your game to the Beta Track
Back on your game’s page, click on the ‘Submit Beta Test’ button in the section.
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Answer ‘Yes’ and ‘OK’ in the successive confirmation screens.
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Check that the game has been ‘Beta Deployed’ on the HOME > Applications page.
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Step 5: Download your APK and test
Download the APK from the Beta Testing URL provided in the Binary section of the App Details page, and begin your IAP testing.
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Switching back to the GSSP Production track
Once you are satisfied with the results of your Beta Testing and wish to publish your game to the Galaxy Store, click the ‘Submit’ button to resume the formal submission process.
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This will return your game to the ‘Pending Review’ state (where you started from).
Your game will then undergo review and if accepted, will launch according to the option you chose (manually, automatically, at a specified date).
Note: once your game is back on the production track of the GSSP, the status of your game in the UDP console (Status page) will turn back to ‘Submission in progress’ and you can track the remainder of the process from there.
Licence Testers (aka no-cost testing)
If testers purchase IAP items in the game during the Beta test, they will be charged the actual amount in the same way as in the commercial version. If you would like paid items to be purchased free of charge, register License Testers as per the following steps:
a. On the Galaxy Store Seller Portal HOME page, click on the Cog icon (next to Sign Out).
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b. Confirm your password before you can access the HOME > Profile > Edit Profile page.
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c. Scroll down and find the ‘License Test’ section. Register your License Testers here.
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Last updated on August 31th, 2020