Here at uTest, we know a thing or two about the benefits of belonging to a (tester) community – but we’re certainly not the only ones who understand the value. Take, for example, the recent launch of the Application Developers Alliance. Here’s InfoWorld.com with the scoop:
Being led by Jon Potter, former executive director of the Digital Media Association, the Application Developers Alliance is set to get off the ground with promotions at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas next week and elsewhere. While Web developers also would be welcome, the alliance is initially geared to mobile development for platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, and RIM BlackBerry. The alliance is looking to recruit thousands of developers. “We’re going to be at the meetups all around the country, we’re going to be at conferences, we’re going to be talking to folks, we’re going to be polling people,” said Potter.
Key services included as part of the alliance include:
- a collaboration network, via an online database
- product-testing facilities offering access to multiple platforms and tools
- discounted and free tutorials on trends and technologies, as well as structured training and certification programs
- discounted hosting and cloud services via Rackspace