Push API now available for Tizen OS

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Samsung Gear wearable devices will now be able to receive Push messaging directly from the server. This may not be much of an announcement but did you know push notifications may reduce battery consumption over other applications keeping its own connection to its remote application server?

What is Push messaging?

Tizen will support the Push API to its Tizen OS mobile and wearable devices. The Push API allows your application to receive push notifications from a push server. The Read the rest

Adding circular page indicators to your app

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Circular page indicator example

This tutorial will show you how to implement circular page indicators in your Tizen wearable web app like shown above. These are the dots seen at the top of the screen in the app launcher and while scrolling between notifications. They indicate which page you are currently on within a group of pages.

Set up your project

Page indicators require the Tizen Web UI framework TAU (Tizen Advanced UI) to function.

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Tizen Session Videos from Samsung Developer Conference 2016

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There were many featured and guest speakers during Samsung Developer Conference 2016. We have compiled only Tizen related videos from the session. Even the conference’s slogan was based on Tizen – “Connecting the Future Everywhere You Look.” JD Choi from Samsung stated that 90% of Samsung devices will be connected to the IoT by 2017. So we highly recommend anyone interested in Tizen development to watch some of these informative videos to keep up to date information on Tizen. Read the rest

Gear App Beta Testing

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Before officially releasing your Gear App to the Samsung Galaxy Apps store, you can release a beta version for testing. This post will show you how to set up beta testing for your Gear App, and how to participate as a beta tester.

There are 4 things you need to ensure to have a successfully set up beta test:

  • The Beta tester’s email address that is registered for testing must be the same email they use for Galaxy Apps.
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How to install Developer mode apps on Samsung Gear S2 Part 2

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This is the part 2 of how to install developer mode apps on Samsung Gear S2. This tutorial will cover the 2nd part of the series which explains installing by Tizen IDE.

Install Tizen SDK

Please skip all the way down to “Installing the developer mode app on Gear S2” part if you have read the part 1. If not, please go through these initials steps.

  • 1. Install Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 or later from the Oracle website:
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How to install Developer mode apps on Samsung Gear S2 Part 1

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This tutorial will explain how to install a Developer mode app via command line or Tizen IDE.
This is a must read for those who are developing and wanting to test their own Gear S2 applications.

Install Tizen SDK
Connecting Gear S2 with phone
  • 1. Find and install the Samsung Gear app from the Play Store.
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Integrating HERE Maps into your Tizen wearable app (Part 1)

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This is Part 1 of a tutorial that details how HERE Maps can be implemented in your Tizen wearable application.

See HERE Maps Javascript API 3.0 for reference as well as additional examples in the API explorer.

Load the Maps API code libraries

In order to use the HERE Maps API for Javascript, we must first load the required code libraries or modules.  The implementation of our application requires three modules: core, service, and places. Read the rest

Tizen Quick Start Tutorial

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This tutorial will get you started with Tizen IDE, from installing the SDK to running an application on your device.  The sections are outlined below.

  • 1. Install Java Development Kit 7 or later
  • 2. Install Tizen SDK
  • 3. Update Tizen SDK using Tizen Update Manager
  • 4. Creating a new project / Import resources into your project
  • 5. Connect your device to your PC
  • 6. Register your certificate
  • 7. Running an application on your device
Install Java Development Kit (JDK)
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Tizen Application Development Resources

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Native application development process
Web application development process

Want to get started developing applications on the Tizen platform? Below you’ll find a collection of resources to jump start your development efforts.

Environment Setup

Install Tizen SDK and extensions (link)


Create an author certificate locally to run your app on an emulator, or create official certificates from a vendor’s certificate center (link)


An overview of the basic Tizen design principles (link)


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