Run on Device requiring Author certificate

New here. I am testing out the application and attempting to load a test to my watch. I did get it connected over wifi. It shows up in the dropdown when Run on Device is selected.

  • I select the Run on Device
  • Select device
  • It says tpk package doesn’t exist, built it? Y
  • Build screen appears
  • Click Build at bottom. Says I need author certificate.

Question…I am only in test mode at the moment and have no intention of selling in store. My understanding is that I don’t need an Author certificate, but it won’t let me past this step. So it won’t build the project and I don’t know how to get it to load to the watch.

Second question…when I select Run on Device, will the watch face be available for my use or do I have to load it to the store?

Thanks…Warren

In order to install your watch face you need a distributor certificate. In order to get a distributor certificate you need an Author’s certificate. Author certificates tell Samsung who you are, Distributor certificate tells the device that you are an developer and allows the installation. Those are necessary to prevent hacking.

You can “Side Load” directly to your device you do not need to upload to the store and I only recommend that for beta testing or sharing with other users. You do need a distributor certificate for your device ID.

Ron
Samsung Developer Program

Got it. Thanks for the quick response.

Cheers,
Warren