How to submit plugin to Theta App Store?

Hi @craig i did fill in a request from the theta website to submit a plugin to the app store but haven’t got any response from them it has been about 2 weeks now. I went to https://www8.webcas.net/db/pub/ricoh/thetaplugin/create/input and entered my email address to register for the plugin partner program.
Can you point me to the right direction of where i can get the steps/process to submit a plugin to the Theta App store so users can install the plugin on their camera without having to enable developer mode.
Also, in developer mode, we need to use the vysor app to give the required permissions to the app, so this process won’t be required to be done manually if the plugin is installed from the app store, it will automatically get the requested permissions, right?
Thanks in advance!

-Sumeet Maru

Please send an email to the official support.

support@theta-plugin.zendesk.com

I will include this situation in a community feedback report that I send to RICOH.

When I developed my own plugins, I added the permissions to the AndroidManifest.xml.

During use, the person using the plugin didn’t have to go into settings to give permissions to the plugin. It was set automatically. During development, I needed to use Vysor. During production, when downloaded from the store, i didn’t need to set the permissions manually. It was automatically set.

older info from the V

1.Plug-in Information
Package Name:guide.theta360.long4kvideo
Permission:android.permission.CAMERA
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
WebUI:NO

Did you get a link for a web form?

Did you receive something like this??

Support (RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program)

2月9日 14:11 JST

Dear <your email>

Thank you for using RICOH THETA Partner Program.

We have prepared an URL for you to upload the plug-in as part of the RICOH THETA plug-in release application we received as shown below.
https://www.snapchamber.ricoh-japan.co.jp/....<specific url here>

Please be aware of the following points when uploading files.
-Compress the apk file and image file together into a single zip file and ensure the file name is "packagename".zip.
-Image size should be 960 x 520, file format is png, maximum number of 5 files, file name should be [number].png (1.png, 2.png, …).
-The above URL will expire after one week. Your application will be considered withdrawn if you are unable to upload the required

Please understand that the plug-in review may require some time to complete.

Sincerly
RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program Office

HI @craig thank you for clarifying about the permissions.
As for the plugin submission, I did fill the web form but I did not receive the email you illustrated above providing any url or any such details about the app. That is why I posted this question here as it has been a while since i filled the web form but did not hear back from the ricoh team about the nex steps so I came here looking for help

Did you get any response from the RICOH support email? support@theta-plugin.zendesk.com

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RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program(Partner Menu) | Ricoh

Once you register at this site:

https://www8.webcas.net/db/pub/ricoh/thetaplugin/create/input

you need to use the other site to submit the plugin.

@craig thank you for pointing me to the right direction.
Apparently I was going to the wrong website. I google Ricoh Theta plugin submission and it took me to the plugin partner registration link and I filled the form there, but this url you sent me is a different one. I have filled in the application.
Thank you for your support Craig.

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@sumeetgm89 is everything going smoothly with your plugin submission now?

@craig thank you for following up, Ricoh did share a url to upload the apk which we did upload. Now waiting for their response to the apk.

How long have you been waiting for the plugin to appear on the store after submission?

I uploaded the apk on the 6th of June, so exactly 1 week ago. Not sure if the next step would be that I can directly see the plugin on the store or if there is anything else needed.

In my experience, it just appears in the store. I’ll ask someone I know if there’s anything else. In my experience, it took a few weeks.