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    Question How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Hi All

    We have developed an application which we want everybody to use without restriction.

    Its a free application. What is the procedure to release the application

    Its a S60 3rd Edition App

    So the signing process is there

    I use capabilities like NetworkServices ReadUserData WriteUserData Location ReadDeviceData

    I want the application to be released for public use... How to sign the application in a cost effective manner

    Please advice..

    Has anyone released any application that could be downloded by users worlwide?

    Do i need to spend money much on releasing ...

    Please advice me a procedure to release the app


    Thanks in Advance,

    Vignesh.M

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    Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    capabilities that are using by your appliaction,need signing.
    for this you can look on https://www.symbiansigned.com/app/page ,here you will get more info.
    Has anyone released any application that could be downloded by users worlwide?
    for this you can go on either Nokia Market or www.mosh.nokia.com.
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    Question Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Hi Thanks for the response


    I think after the research i made i found that we cannot publish the application without spending cash

    Even if the application is a free application we need to pay some amount for signing it.

    Is there any way to sign the application freely for public use??

    I think the answer for this is NO!

    If any suggestions please post it here

    Thanks,
    Vignesh.M

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    Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Is there any way to sign the application freely for public use??
    Not exactly No, it all depends on what capabilities you are using . if you use try using capabilities that gives you opentions to distribute "Self-Sugn" & "OpenSign" modes.

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    Question Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by skumar_rao View Post
    what capabilities you are using .
    I ve mentioned the capabilities i use in my prev post

    They are

    NetworkServices ReadUserData WriteUserData Location ReadDeviceData

    I think Self Sign or Open Signed is not possible...

    Am i right?

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    Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    If i am not wrong, "Open Sign" in Possible check the list on site https://www.symbiansigned.com/app/pa...ignedOnline.do

    List is

    LocalServices
    Location [Your application capability]
    NetworkServices [Your application capability]
    PowerMgmt
    ProtServ
    ReadDeviceData [Your application capability]
    ReadUserData [Your application capability]
    SurroundingsDD
    SwEvent
    TrustedUI
    UserEnvironment
    WriteDeviceData
    WriteUserData [Your application capability]

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    Question Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by skumar_rao View Post
    If i am not wrong, "Open Sign" in Possible check the list on site https://www.symbiansigned.com/app/pa...ignedOnline.do

    List is
    Open signed might be possible but it will be IMEI locked

    I want a universal signing... Open signed will be IMEI Locked...

    I think thats not possible...

    I need to get the Publisher Id From the TrustCert for $200 for one year...

    I think its the only way

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    Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Open Singing is method / way for a "Free Applications" with out No Money at all.

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    Question Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by skumar_rao View Post
    Open Singing is method / way for a "Free Applications" with out No Money at all.
    Thanks for your responses

    Yes what you say is correct skumar_rao but if we go for free version then the application will be IMEI locked

    this cannot be used by others unless otherwise we know their IMEI.

    This is unsuitable for public hostimg...

    In open signed free type anybody can download the app but no one can install it unless otherwise we sign the application with their IMEI

    There is no free gateway that exists for free signing and hosting i think...

    I hope you understand my problem skumar_rao...

    Thanks ,
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    Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Generally the user can download your application and "Open sign it" there self.

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    Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by skumar_rao View Post
    Generally the user can download your application and "Open sign it" there self.
    Yes, but that is not something regular users should care about or know how to do at all, and they should not be required to. That's one of the fundamental problems with Symbian Platform Security and signing policies regarding freeware. It should be free for the developer to release freeware, and for users there should only need to install and run the freeware; not learn about code signing and how to get it done before they can use the software.
    Last edited by petrib; 2009-02-28 at 22:04.

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    Re: How to Release a freeware ? Help!!

    Truly agree with it, and as we both know it has been discussed too many times, without any results.

    Only thing i can say at-least we have a way.

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