Editor’s Note: This article was revised October 10, 2013.
Thank you for being an Intel AppUp developer and submitting your app(s) to the Intel AppUp center. We’ve made the very difficult decision to close the developer portal on November 1, 2013. Due to this closure, we will also discontinue the sale of applications that utilize the Intel AppUp SDK by the end of the year.
Though the AppUp developer portal will no longer be available for submitting PC apps, there are a number of other app development opportunities that we have available in the Intel Developer Zone. If you have not already, please enroll in our program to start taking advantage of the available technical and business resources supporting software development. Start by exploring the Windows zone for the latest Intel tools to help you code, optimize, test and package Ultrabook Windows* 8 applications. Should you require deeper technical discussions for specific areas, please visit one of our developer forums http://software.intel.com/en-us/forum. For business and marketing support, visit the Software Business Network to interact with our community of Intel and industry experts, and to learn more about becoming a Software Partner.
Below are answers to some of the questions that you may have regarding this announcement.
- Will the Intel AppUp center be closing?
The Intel AppUp center will remain open at this time.
- What will happen to my app in the Intel AppUp center?
While your applications remain in the Intel AppUp center you will continue to receive revenue from any apps sold in the store during that time. After November 1, 2013, you will receive your app download report via email which will be sent to the Admin contact that you listed when you enrolled in the program.
- My app is outdated, what is the process to remove my app from the Intel AppUp center?
If you would like to remove your app from the catalog, please submit a written request at: http://software.intel.com/en-us/contact. For additional information regarding the removal process, please review the Application Submission and Distribution Agreement.
- Will my developer profile on the Intel Developer Zone still remain active?
Yes, your developer profile will remain active. The only change that will occur with your profile is the removal of the “Intel AppUp” tab in your Dashboard; this will be removed on November 1, 2013.
- I’m currently enrolled in the Intel® Black Belt Software Developer Program; will I still maintain my current belt status and points?
Yes, your current belt status and points will remain in your profile according to the rules of the Intel Software Black Belt Program. For details regarding the requirements and point system for the Black Belt program please visit the Intel Black Belt Software Developer website.
We sincerely appreciate your contribution to the Intel AppUp center and regret any inconvenience that this change may have caused you. If you need further assistance please contact our technical support team http://software.intel.com/en-us/contact.