Symbian Limited launched a new partner program called Symbian Partner Network (SPN) to enable members to innovate more easily, collaborate more closely with the Symbian ecosystem and “accelerate developments with Symbian OS.”
The program is designed to deliver maximum rewards to both Symbian customers and members of the Symbian Partner Network by enabling companies to efficiently develop and market products and services on the Symbian platform. Symbian customers enjoy access to the highest quality ecosystem solutions, while members make use of a range of technical, marketing and business development tools and resources, including the Symbian OS Binary Access Kit.
According to Symbian, the key benefits of the new partner program include:
- Simplified sign-up process, click-through licenses and online payment system
- Reduced annual membership fee of $1,500 (from $5,000)
- Access to SDN++ containing the SPN Zone
- Improved self-service technical support (wikis, forums, SPN Helpdesk)
- Early access to information such as technology roadmaps and other documentation
- Enhanced marketing and business development opportunities including admission to private events, such as the annual Symbian Partner Event.
More information about the Symbian Partner Network is available from here.
And before I let you go, I need to add my two cents. This doesn’t effect end-users, at least not directly. The good thing, though, is that as a result of this program we could see companies from Symbian eco-system collaborating more extensively and ultimately developing better products…