Responding to Developer Demand, App Quality Alliance (AQuA) Launches Its First Testing Criteria for iOS Apps

AQuA research finds that 61% of iOS developers submitting to the App Store had an app rejected. Its new Testing Criteria provide support and guidance for developers creating quality apps for the App Store

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'61% of developers have experienced an app being rejected from the App Store. Developers are seeking guidance to ensure a more successful iOS submission process.'- Martin Wrigley, Executive Director, AQuA

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

App Quality Alliance (AQuA), the mobile industry’s non-profit organization supporting quality app development, has extended its work into the iOS environment for the first time, with the launch of its new AQuA Testing Criteria for iOS Developers.

AQuA’s iOS criteria was developed as a result of feedback from a survey of its base of developers which revealed that 61% of developers had experienced an app being rejected from the App Store and that 67% had found challenges in understanding App Store pre-submission testing requirements.

With the launch of the testing criteria, AQuA will also now accept iOS Apps into the Quality App Directory, the most credible independent resource for companies seeking to buy the best quality apps and work with the best quality developers.

“Although our heritage is in Android and Java, many of the developers we work with also develop for iOS and were asking us to extend the support and free tools that we offer to that platform,” said Martin Wrigley, Executive Director, AQuA. “When we polled our developer base, the need for an AQuA iOS criteria was unanimous. While many in the industry agree that there are more quality apps in the App Store than elsewhere, developers are seeking measurable and actionable guidance to help ensure a faster and more successful iOS submission process and our testing criteria delivers that.”

AQuA’s Testing Criteria for iOS Apps provide guidance and tests on a range of areas including user interface, performance, functionality, security, privacy, media, data handling and stability. AQuA provides it to developers free of charge, to support quality in the development process and to help them reduce time spent on testing.

About AQuA
App Quality Alliance (AQuA) is an independent worldwide mobile industry body comprising device manufacturers, carriers and others within the mobile application market place. AQuA is non-profit, funded by the members for the benefit of the industry and member contributions are its only source of revenue. The Core Members are AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Samsung and Sony Mobile.

AQuA’s overarching mission is to support and promote the development of quality apps. The organization works across the industry (and within platforms), encourage wide-spread adoption of sound working practices to increase the quality of mobile applications and to accredit and promote quality apps to its members and to all app retailers, carriers, app stores and other organizations that are seeking the best quality apps.

Sets of AQuA Testing Criteria are for guidance only and have not been authorised, sponsored, or otherwise approved by the proprietary platform (unless otherwise specified). Passing does not constitute any commitment or guarantee of acceptance to any application distribution channel. Sets of Testing Criteria are developed by the App Quality Alliance (AQuA) and are separate and distinct criteria from any criteria that a proprietary platform may have. AQuA makes no claims or warranties for AQuA’s testing criteria.