Will Verduzco · May 15, 2013 at 08:00 am

Updated Requirements for Recognized Developer Applications

When we launched the Recognized Developer program here at XDA, we did so in order to help support some of the most valuable members of the site: the people who create all of the cool modifications, hacks, apps, and tweaks that go into better optimizing our mobile experiences. However, in order to keep up with our ever changing mobile needs, the program has seen its share of revisions and expansions during its course.

Today, we are announcing a few more changes to the Recognized Developer program in the form of tweaked Minimum Requirements necessary to obtain the RD title. And if you’re thinking of applying as a Recognized Developer, we highly suggest taking a closer look to make sure you qualify before applying.

Some of the noteworthy changes involve projects. For example, projects need to be at least three months old to be considered, rather than the previous requirement of one month. Furthermore, applicants must have two projects, rather than two ROMs or one project. We are also requiring that changelogs be clear and free of meaningless “information.” Finally, we will no longer be giving RD status to team accounts in the future.

If you would like to read more and are thinking of applying to the Recognized Developer program, I would highly suggest visiting the Minimum Requirements page and making sure you qualify. Those who still want more clarification can then visit the development template thread we created to showcase the ideal way of sharing your development work with the community. Happy devving!


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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