My TC publisher ID has just expired. At this point I am trying to decide how to proceed with publishing, since there are now two options:
1. Get the new TC publisher ID and resume with Symbian Signed. The question here is weather Symbian Signed will remain in place much longer after the demise of Symbian. If Symbian Signed disappears, my investment in a publisher ID is basically waste of money.
2. The other option is Nokia's free signing. There are two issues with this - first many people have complained that this takes extraordinarily long to set up and also apparently signing extends QA. Perhaps more importantly, I may not be able to use existing UIDs so app upgrades may become problematic.
So, this comes down to:
Q1) Will Symbian Signed be around for another year?
Q2) If I use Nokia free signing, can I use my existing UIDs allocated via Symbian Signed?
Q3) How long does it typically take to set up free signing?