Building with Bose AR is an exciting journey, and we’re glad to have you on board. 

 

If you've built a Bose AR-enhanced app, then congratulations - you’ve crossed the first milestone! Wondering what your next steps should be? In this post, we will go over the steps you would follow in order to launch your app and also the value that the Bose AR App Certification process adds.

If you are ready for the certification, then skip to Getting your Bose AR App Certified, otherwise keep reading.

Certifying your Bose AR-enhanced app opens a lot more opportunities and offers benefits when promoting your app in association with Bose. Some of these benefits include: 

  • Ongoing support by Bose Developer Relations and Engineering teams
  • Constructive feedback by Bose reviewers
  • Being featured on the Bose Connect and/or Bose Music App in the Bose AR App. The showcase which allows the user to try out our favorite experiences
  • Being featured on Bose.com/ar
  • Being featured in the "Get Inspired" page on our Developer Portal
  • Being showcased as a demo app at various developer events that have a Bose presence. 

*Note that inclusion in any or all of the above varies based on the app experience.

 

The Bose AR app certification process?

Before submitting your Bose AR-enhanced app to any app store for distribution (i.e., the Apple App or Google Play Store), your app must be Certified by Bose. Bose certification ensures that the experience is going to be the best it can be for users. 

When using Bose marks within your app, you must follow our brand guidelines. More information about our brand guidelines can be found here.

Additionally, your app will need to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Include the phrase + logo “Enhanced with Bose AR”, by downloading the Bose AR Logo Kit. This should be visible within the app so users are aware that there is an integration with Bose AR. 
  • Use Bose AR Onboarding Cards so users know how to pair and interact with the device.
  • Provide a clear exit out of an AR experience within the app.
  • Communicate to users when IMU sensor data is unavailable (error messaging) either in the app or with push notification (up to the app's discretion) and stop AR-related output.
  • If you're planning to incorporate head gestures into the design of your app, you should only use them in user response-based scenarios for the most accurate experiences.
  • Be sure to build using the latest SDK & Firmware versions available.
  • Comply at all times with all applicable licensing terms and applicable law.

You can find more details about how to get your Bose AR application Certified for submission to the Apple App or Google Play Store here at Bose AR Certification along with the UX Design Guidelines.

When you're ready to submit your app for certification, you can do so HERE. Look forward to seeing what you build!