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Simple App Testing launched

06/21/2010

We've just launched Simple App Testing, enabling simple apps to gain Java Verified status very cost-effectively, for, on average 75 euros per app.


Read the press release below, take a look at the new version of the Unified Testing Criteria pdf (in particular section 5).


But first, here's the full definition of a Simple App:
A simple application is defined as one which does not require midlet permissions.
 
There are three exceptions (where permissions are required but the app is still regarded as a simple app)

- A demo application or game that connects to a wapsite to upgrade to the full version.
- An application that has a connection to provide in-application advertising.
- An application that simply launches a browser session (formerly known as a stub application).
 
For clarification, midlet permissions (declared in the midletJad and Manifest) are required to access personal data on the device, to use network connectivity or generally perform more complex or sensitive operations.


And here's the press release:

Java Verified launches "Simple App" Testing Services

New product offering helps reduce costs and make it easier for Java ME developers to obtain the Java Verified mark of quality

(London), June 21, 2010 - The Unified Test Initiative (UTI), the global not-for-profit mobile application testing body, today announced new Java Verified testing services for simple Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) applications. Java ME is the world's most broadly deployed mobile runtime, utilized by 9 of the top 10 handset manufacturers and powers nearly 3 billion phones in over 150 countries worldwide. The new Simple App testing criteria dramatically reduces the amount of time and money it takes to test many Java ME applications, making it easier for developers to meet App Store and industry requirements for Java Verified certification.

 

"We recognize that there are many applications that do not need to be tested against the full range of Java Verified criteria," said Martin Wrigley, chair of Java Verified and director of developer services, Orange. "Many of the apps selling today within App Stores don't use network connectivity, or access consumer's information inside the device.  So, for applications that don't ask for such privileged access, we've cut down the set of Java Verified tests that need to be run, and therefore the costs."

 

The Java Verified organization has worked with all of its test houses to update the testing criteria for simple app testing, allowing developers to get these applications tested to the Java Verified standard, and signed with the Java Verified certificate, at a cost that typically averages 75 euros for each application. Developers wishing to obtain Java Verified accreditation will work with their preferred test house to establish the appropriate level of testing for their application. Java ME developers interested in learning more about Simple App testing from Java Verified are encouraged to visit www.javaverified.com.

 

About Java Verified

The primary goal of Java Verified is to provide developers with testing and resources for delivering more high quality Java ME applications to more devices faster. The Java Verified management board includes representation from AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Vodafone. Java Verified membership is open to all organizations interested in advancing high-quality mobile applications in a collaborative environment. For more information about the Java Verified program please visit our website at www.javaverified.com

 

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Russ DeVeau for UTI and Java Verified press enquiries only
russdeveau@comcast.net

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