July Update - Power Management, Code Signing, & Tablet Best Practices

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With July comes summer weather, bbq's, fireworks and block parties.  For the AppUp developer program we have our own brand of fireworks and summer fun via new program requirements and guideline to aid developers in delivering great apps to AppUp.  Here's our snapshot of new program information for July.

Power Management - MeeGo Tablet Apps

Power management is an area of interest by device manufactures as they consider how to ensure the best experience on mobile devices.  Because of this manufacturers want to know what apps in the store are "background" apps and require continual use without being throttled.  With this we've added a guide to assist developers on designating their apps as a background apps.


Developer Actions:
If you submitting an a MeeGo background tablet app after July 21st you will need to set your DESKTOP file correctly 


Code Signing - Windows Apps

Subsidized code signing certificates via Comodo for Windows apps are now available on your dashboard.  To get a subsidized code signing certificate go to my dashboard and you'll see an option to get a certificate on the right.  As we understand it will take a few days for this process to clear, we are adding a grace period of another week, to July 25th, before validation of certificates in app submissions begins . For more about code signing see the following links


Developer Actions:
If you are submitting a Windows app to AppUp you will need you app signed by a certificate authority.  Obtain a certificate from my dashboard


Tablet App Enablement & Workarounds - MeeGo Tablet Apps

We have launched a new series of best practices, tips, guidelines and work-around for developing an app for upcomming tablet devices.  These articles will cover a variety of area starting with "Setting up the development environment" which has launched on the site.  More articles will be launched in the comming weeks to round out this.  Included in this series will be articles on:


  • Section 1: Setting up the development environment 
  • Section 2: MeeGo Compliance
  • Section 3: Packages, libraries and codecs 
  • Section 4: Hardware Requirements and Workarounds 
  • Section 5: Power management 

Developer Actions
Visit Tablet Enablement & Workarounds article



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