iPad, iPhone Certified Developer Program - A Wild Idea

14 May 2010

As much as we (the Software Engineering industry) detest testing and certification, Ben Ellingson and I were wondering if it would be useful to have an Apple iPhone skills-certified developer program. The idea would be that a developer would pass a certain skills test and then be permitted to directly publish bug-fix updates to the store without the usual review waiting period. I realize this is controversial and further cements Apple's importance in a software release process where many think they should not be involved.