Handango is now offering Symbian Signed certification to mobile application developers. Symbian Signed is an industry adopted testing program to ensure Symbian OS applications meet industry standards. This offering extends Handango's platform and delivers a complete end-to-end go-to-market service package to mobile operators, device manufacturers, portals and brands delivering content for over 32 million Symbian OS phones in the market.
Symbian Signed testing with Handango costs US$200 for members of the Handango Software Partner Program. Re-signing updated applications and retesting are also available. Handango also offers a flexible approach to funding the signing either up front or as an advance in royalties.
Symbian Signed was introduced by Symbian to provide mobile operators with a catalog of third-party verified, trustworthy applications. Since then, numerous operators and Symbian OS phone manufacturers, including Sony Ericsson and Nokia, have signed on to support the program.
"Handango has invested significant amounts of time and resources to provide developers with a quick, cost-effective program to get Symbian Signed," said Will Pinnell, senior director of developer relations of Handango. "Members of the Handango Software Partner Program will be the first to have a complete go-to-market solution for Symbian OS applications with certification, signing, distribution, marketing, commerce and payments all integrated from one vendor."
Symbian Signed is integrated with Handango AMPP, Handango's marketplace platform for mobile operators and device manufacturers, ensuring that certified applications automatically receive additional marketing and merchandizing throughout Handango's network of partner portals.
Developers interested in Handango and Symbian Signed can submit their applications through their Handango developer account by executing a certification addendum.