With the Developer Console, you can manage your teams and their members, register new capsules, administer your capsules and collaborators, and view analytics for published capsules. This guide walks through how to use the Console to manage your teams and capsules.
Click the Developer Console link in the Bixby Developer Center's sidebar to open the Console in a new tab or window. If you belong to at least one team, the Console's front page opens with your team (or first team) selected and a list of the team's capsule(s) for which you have read access.
From the front page, you can do the following:
If you do not belong to a team yet, you must create one to continue.
You can always return to the Console's front page by clicking Developer Console or the Bixby logo in the upper left corner of the Console window.
If you're not a member of a team yet (and you aren't following an invitation email to join an existing one), you will be prompted to register one. If you already belong to at least one team, you can create a new team by clicking on your account icon in the upper right corner of the Developer Console, clicking on the current team name to switch teams, and selecting Create new team.
You're currently limited to creating three teams. If you need more than three teams, please contact Bixby support.
To register a team, provide the following information:
.) character. If you specify a namespace of
rutabaga, then a capsule named
shirtwill have a capsule ID of
rutabaga.shirt. This ID will be used in your
A unique namespace is required to submit capsules to the Bixby Marketplace. Namespaces can only include lowercase letters, numbers, and underscore characters. Additionally, the namespace must comply with our Terms and Conditions, including section 2.4(h), which prohibits choosing a name for any Licensee Services that is substantially similar to the name of a Samsung or third-party application in a way that creates consumer confusion, or "squatting" on application names to prevent legitimate Samsung or third-party use of the name.
If you aren't a team admin, you might be invited through email to join an existing team. In this case, you won't need to register the team through the Developer Console.
If you are just starting and you want to execute and debug your capsule using the Simulator or with stories, you can use the
playground namespace. Another special namespace is
example, which is used for sample capsules. However, you cannot submit capsules that use these special namespaces. Once you have tested your capsule using these special namespaces, and you are ready to submit your capsule, you should follow the normal process here to create a team, register a capsule, and update your capsule ID in your
Your team's ability to execute capsules in Bixby Developer Studio, view submissions and submission details, or submit capsules depends on whether you have the correct permissions. Therefore, ensure that you register a namespace, your capsules are registered under that namespace, and the appropriate team members are collaborators for those capsules.
Keep in mind that once a namespace has been created, it cannot be changed for that team! You can update other team information, but namespaces are permanent.
Regardless of your permissions, you can edit your profile to add a display name and profile picture. This allows fellow team members to better identify you.
To edit Samsung Account information, visit the Samsung Account page.
To edit team information and add or remove team members, click Manage team > on the Console's front page, or click on your account icon in the upper right corner of the Developer Console and select Manage Team in the menu.
If you are an admin of an existing team, you can invite others, as members or admins, using their email address. From the Manage Team page, click + Invite Members.
The Manage Team page will list both members and pending invitations.
You can make any team member an admin by hovering the mouse pointer over their info card and clicking the Make Admin button that appears.
Invitations that have not been accepted will show as "Invite Pending." You can cancel an invitation by hovering the mouse pointer over their info card and clicking the Cancel Invite button that appears.
If you are a team admin, you can update team information, such as the team name, website, or team logo.
Your team's front page is where you register new capsules, manage collaborators who work on your capsule, and manage the release cycle of existing capsules.
For more information about releasing capsules to end-users, see Working with the Marketplace Developers' Guide.
As a team admin, you can register a capsule, which allows any collaborator to submit it.
You can only use letters, numbers, and underscores for a capsule ID. The capsule name must start with a lowercase letter and be at least three letters long.
You must use the fully-qualified name of the capsule within your
capsule.bxb file. This is your team organization name, a dot, and the capsule's name), such as
Once you've added team members and capsules, you can manage collaborators on each capsule. Being a collaborator allows a member to edit capsule code, submit capsules, and view capsule submissions.
In addition to adding collaborators, you can also remove them from a capsule.
The Settings tab for each capsule also lets you set property keys and values stored on Bixby's servers rather than in your capsule code, making it easier to change configuration values dynamically and keep secret values like API keys and passwords secure. Read about setting Configuration & Secrets values in the Capsule Configuration reference guide.
The following table is a summary of the permissions you have depending on whether you are a team member, or capsule collaborator, or team admin.
|Ability||Collaborator||Capsule Admin||Team Member||Team Admin|
|View capsules and related submissions||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Add/remove capsule members||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Add/remove team members||-||-||No||Yes|
|Make capsule submissions||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Edit team information||-||-||No||Yes|
|Edit Configuration & Secrets||No||Yes||No||No†|
|Execute a capsule||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Nominate capsule for release||No||Yes||No||Yes|
† Even for Team Admins, this permission requires you to assign yourself the additional Capsule Admin permission.
You must first be added to a team as a member or admin before you can become a capsule collaborator or capsule admin. Permissions are not mutually exclusive, which means, for example, you could be both a team member and a capsule collaborator.
If your team has any issues while working on a capsule, you can check the Troubleshooting Common Issues with Permissions and Submissions guide.
To help you better understand how users interact with your capsule, the Developer Console provides charts showing capsule usage. You can filter these charts to see data specific to targets and time ranges.
Capsule analytics do not provide personally identifiable information about users.
To access capsule analytics, do the following:
Capsule analytics include these three charts:
To get information on specific capsule metrics, you can filter both of the charts by choosing specific regions (locales) and devices.