Developers have been plagued by Nokia’s insane signing requirements for quite some time. As most S60 developers are small companies, they had no option but to suck up – but it looks like large J2ME houses had none of it.
The Developing on S60 blog contains the following statement:
It has been a huge source of complaints throughout the Internet and Ovi related discussion boards that Java application developers are forced to do testing via Java Verified. To use Java Verified before submitting the application to Ovi Store is only a recommendation for developers. If developers have other means to ensure the quality on different Nokia handsets then it’s totally acceptable to not to use it. Developers are however required to sign their content using content signing (Verisign or Thawte).
This means one thing: large companies went up to Nokia and told them to suck it up or look elsewhere for their content.
Shows nicely where Nokia’s priorities are…
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