SAMSON Connect

SAMSON Connect is the website used to distribute SAMSON and SAMSON Elements (modules for SAMSON). Registered users may download SAMSON, add and remove SAMSON Elements to their SAMSON installation, and may request a developer status.

Developers may download the SAMSON SDK and create new SAMSON Elements, and upload their SAMSON Elements to SAMSON Connect to share them with users and developers.

SAMSON Connect is organized into six main sections: Home, Elements, Blog, Documentation, Download, and Sign In.

Home

The Home section gives an overview of SAMSON. It's the main landing page.

Elements

The Elements section shows available SAMSON Elements, i.e. modules for SAMSON. The figure below shows some SAMSON Elements that are visible in the Elements section:

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Some SAMSON Elements

When a SAMSON Element is clicked, an overview appears:

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Overview of a SAMSON Element

The overview provides a description of the SAMSON Element, as well as information about the author of the SAMSON Element and the supported operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux and Mac). Screenshots may be clicked.

When the Details button is clicked, a more detailed view is shown, with e.g. user reviews, information about potential updates:

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The detailed view of a SAMSON Element

The detailed description also has a link icon (next to the back button on the bottom right), which provides the URL to SAMSON Element description:

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The URL of a SAMSON Element

Signed in users may click the Add button to add SAMSON Elements to their SAMSON installation. The SAMSON Element is then marked as "Pending":

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The SAMSON Element installation is pending

Once SAMSON is restarted, it downloads the SAMSON Element and installs it. The SAMSON Element is then marked as "Installed" (note that you must sign out and in again to see the change):

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The SAMSON Element is installed

Blog

The SAMSON Connect Blog provides information about development updates, releases, tips and tutorials for users and developers, etc.:

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The SAMSON Connect Blog

Documentation

The Documentation section provides this user guides as well as video tutorials. When a user has a developer status and is signed in, the Developer guide is visible as well.

Download

This section makes it possible for signed in users to download SAMSON:

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SAMSON is downloaded from SAMSON Connect

When a user has a developer status, the SAMSON SDK may be downloaded from this section as well.

Sign In

This section makes it possible to sign in to SAMSON Connect. At the moment, sign in is possible via a Facebook account, a Linked In account, or a SAMSON Connect account (created with the Sign up button):

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The Sign in page