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Verizon Wireless is one of the largest Brew operators providing national coverage across the U.S. All types of applications are generally accepted. In addition to a standard application submission process for Premium Catalog placement, Verizon offers an Open Catalog program that gives developers unprecedented access to their application catalog.
Preferred applications sought include games, ringtones, productivity, photo sharing, wallpaper, movie trailers, news and information, and social networking.
- Operator website: Verizon Developer Community
- Brew client versions supported: 2.x , 3.x, 4.x and Brew MP 1.x
- Opportunity type: Single-operator
- Network type: CDMA
- In-App Purchases capability: Yes
- Brew authentication required: Yes
- Testing required: TRUE Brew® Testing (Premium Catalog) or Validation only (Open Catalog)
- Billing: Qualcomm
- Settlement: Qualcomm
- Price plan requirements: Paid applications, free, microtransaction enabled, ad supported
Application Submission Steps
Premium Catalog and Open Catalog (low barrier to entry access to Verizon's catalog)
Brew Developers must complete the following for an application to be integrated into Verizon's Brew catalog:
Step 1: Access the Verizon Developer Community (VDC) portal and submit your Brew application concept for approval as directed.
Step 2: Verizon's Content Programming will notify you when your application has been accepted for Open Catalog and/or their premium catalog.
Step 3: Follow the series of steps below per the type of approval you've received from Verizon (Premium Catalog or Open Catalog).
A. If you've been accepted to the Verizon Wireless PREMIUM CATALOG, follow these steps:
Step 4: Become an Authenticated Brew developer (includes registration with Intertek).
Step 5: Develop and test your applications on the handsets you would like to support.
Step 6: Submit application for TRUE Brew Testing (TBT).
Step 7: Once application is validated, go to the Distribution Extranet to price the application and submit to Verizon.
Step 8: Verizon conducts full application functional testing.
Step 9: Once application has completed testing, Verizon provides go/no-go decision for app approval.
Step 10: Verizon accepts the pricing terms, and the application is made commercially available on Verizon's Brew and Brew MP handsets.
B. If you've been accepted to the Verizon Wireless OPEN CATALOG, follow these steps:
If you are an Authenticated Brew Developer: You are able to submit applications to Verizon's Open Catalog channel through Intertek.
If you are NOT an authenticated Brew Developer: Obtain authentication through PGP Trustcenter for $99.
- If you are registering as a company, click here
- If you are registering as an individual, click here
NOTE: Authenticated Brew Developers should not obtain additional authentication through PGP Trustcenter, as the distribution opportunities are limited to Open Catalog at this time.
Step 5: Develop and fully test your application on the handsets you would like to support.
Step 6: Access the Qualcomm application signing portal to have your application digitally signed (link will be provided in registration email).
Step 7: Submit application to Intertek for validation. Validation costs $40 per build. There are not additional costs to add devices associated with an application build that has already been validated.
Step 8: Once application is validated, go to the Distribution Extranet to price the application, edit the language-specific application display name to remove system-generated prefix, and submit to Verizon.
Step 9: Verizon conducts safe for network testing.
Step 10: Verizon accepts the pricing terms, and the application is made commercially available on Verizon's Open Catalog.
For more information on Go to Market opportunities at Verizon with Brew and Brew MP, please visit: Verizon's Brew Development Center