Getting started with App Bazaar developer portal
Firstouch, a new and innovative Brand is set to revolutionize the mobile industry by introducing World's first Regional Smartphone. With committed focus on innovation, Firstouch’s technology team has developed a customized Android Operating System for the language passionate people of India. Firstouch’s vision is to build a mobile operating system to bridge the digital divide by connecting non-English speaking people with the Information world.
Firstouch aims to develop a complete Regional Mobile Ecosystem, and thus one of the major offering of Firstouch Smartphones is App Bazaar, India's first regional App Store. Targeted for semi urban and rural market App Bazaar is the first App Store in country to have its own payment gateway, which allows user to buy application without use of any credit card. Major mobile publishing companies and main regional application developers are already part of Firstouch App Bazaar Ecosystem
A Firstouch App Bazaar account gives you access to upload new application details, add new languages and publish the app on App Bazaar. App Bazaar account comes with your email address ,which will help you have a richer, more personalized experience across App Bazaar.
To create developer account,go to the developer portal URL http://developer.firstouchmobile.com and then click simply the create new account link besides the sign in box in the developer portal .
(Note-While creating new account,display name should be proper as it will be displayed with app name in App bazaar)
Use the same username and password to sign in to App Bazaar portal.
Once you create a developer account, you can use that same username and password to sign in to account any time.
After sign in, you can manage the account through Settings, Reports and Applications. Through application tab, you can upload the new application, add the language and publish the app. Through settings, you can manage the developer’s profile by setting language, phone number, passwords and all. In reports tab, you can see the consolidated report of all apps with their current downloads.
This tab is located at bottom Black bar of screen. App Store is an online mobile platform on which developers can distribute Products via Devices. Every Developer has to acquire and validly maintain a developer Account in compliance hereof. The developer must also acquire and maintain a valid Payment Account with the authorized Payment Processor if it proposes to charge a fee for its Products.
Developers can see their list of transactions in transaction history
After creating new account ,when you upload new application follow steps as follows
(Note -For Screenshots at least 2 and atmost 8 screenshots are required overall. It should be JPEG or PNG. Min length for any side: 320px. Max length for any side: 3840px.
For App Icon - 512 x 512, with PNG format only)
(Note- Until and unless you select the ‘published’ option ,you application will not be visible on App Bazaar)
If you want to upload the new version of the apk in already uploaded application then login through your developer portal username and password, select the application in which you want to upload the new apk and then click on ‘Application Upload’ and upload respective apk. New version of apk will be uploaded.
You need to add the content in regional language, if you want to see any application on App Bazaar in regional language