Nokia Ovi Store Lays Out Security Policy for Third-Party Apps
Nokia opened the Ovi Store today, offering mobile applications, games and other tools. Some of the apps available through the Ovi Store are developed by third parties, and Nokia wants to ensure those apps are secure enough for prime time before users download them.Nokia officially put out the welcome mat at the door of its Ovi Store today, stocking its virtual shelves with mobile applications, games, productivity tools and more for dozens of models of Nokia phones. Just like in the Apple App Store, some of those applications are developed by third parties, making the task of ensuring the security of those applications important. In the case of Nokia, officials said they have put a review process in place to make sure the apps customers are getting are up to snuff.
"Every publisher is passed through a review process prior to their content proceeding through the system," a Nokia spokesperson said. "Once they have been approved, a developer's content passes through a moderation process which looks at each content item and evaluates it against our content guidelines. After each content item passes the moderation step, it proceeds through our quality assurance process, which runs a set of test cases on the targeted devices according to the content type."