I have developed an application which can work on Symbian S60, iPhone, Android and WinMob. I would like to publish it on the OVI Store but I'm facing an issue to be registered as a publisher.
- Can I register without a VAT/Tax Number and specify my social security number instead ? I'm from France (therefore European Union), but I don't have a company. I read somewhere on this forum that it's possible to use a social security number in the US, but I'm french, so I don't know if that applies. I also read that this number is used to identify uniquely a publisher, so it may work, no ?
- If it's not possible, can I create a company ("self employed", called "auto entrepreneur" in France), that will have my name, and register as a publisher with this company? The name of the company will be my name, and not something like "Microsoft" or "Nokia", but more like "John Doe".
- If that is possible, can I have my applications signed by another company (that is, the OVI account will be mine, associated with my name, but the Symbian Signed account will be another name)?
- Finally, is there a publisher validation ? If I try to create the account with my social security number, and pay the 50 euros, will I be able to publish applications (as long as they are approved), or may OVI refuse me as a publisher ? If they refuse me, will I be refunded my 50 euros ?
Thanks for the answers !