It’s been a long journey since Zebra launched ISV PartnerConnect last April, promoting a new integrated program that includes many new benefits for our ISV Partners.

 

The App Locator tool allows Zebra ISV partners to register their applications directly in our new Enterprise Ecosystem for Zebra Apps.  The tool was launched this past November. In this blog, we’ll review how to use the new App Locator tool for validation. The app notifies us when a new ISV partner app has been registered and when it needs to be certificated.

 

Not a registered partner? We want to you to be part of our Zebra PartnerConnect program! The registration is a free fee process and you’ll need only 10 to 15 minutes of your time to complete the registration. All ISVs are welcome to participate.

 

Being part of our Zebra Partner Connect program enhances your possibilities to promote your apps and solutions to customers. You can grow with a closer relationship, and with powerful financial benefits that recognize your valuable collaboration with Zebra. We have developed tools that enhance the visibility of your applications such as App Locator and AppGallery, connecting you with new customers and augmenting marketing efforts.  You’ll have priority access to our team of developers, software architects and ISV technical support for any new software project that you want to integrate and validate with our products.

 

You can review our PartnerConnect program in more detail here, and, if you are interested in registering you can do it here.

 

If you are already one of our ISV partners, you are invited to use App Locator tool to register all your apps. You are also invited to achieve additional milestones with Zebra, such as how to get your app tested and validated, resulting in an increased visibility for your apps and your company.

 

You will need to register your app in App Locator. New changes were integrated into the ISV partner profile account, so you will need to log into your PartnerConnect account.

 

Congratulations!! You have achieved the first milestone with App Locator and have successfully registered your app in our new Enterprise Ecosystem for Zebra Apps.

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The second step is to have your app validated by Zebra.

 

During this process, we’ll evaluate your App against Zebra’s best practices, and compatibility with Zebra devices. We’ll provide a simple test template to follow and complete.  We’ll test your App in our Zebra Lab directly or virtually. Once the App passes all tests, you’ll receive a Zebra validation certificate (Fig 1). The final step is to update the App status in our App Locator as the Fig 2 shows, signifying your second milestone achievement.

 

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We are excited to share with you these new tools that make easy you interact with us. We want you to increase visibility and enjoy of the benefits by validating your app. Please, follow this link, and complete the Nomination Form request for starting the certification of your app. A Zebra Engineer will contact you and guide you through this process.  The app does not need to be completed to request validation. The Zebra Engineer will work with you directly advising you on a better way of getting your app fully integrated with Zebra products and finally certificated. When you are filling out the form, please, add all Zebra devices you are using with your app; Scanners, Mobile Computers or Printers.

 

Don’t miss the chance to get free visibility on Zebra.com, which attracts more than 20,000 visitors each day. Start tapping the power of the Partner and Application Locator to boost visibility and drive more leads today! To learn more—including how to update your listings—review our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

As ISV partner or non ISV partner, you’re invited to Zebra’s APPFORUM 2017; a forum where tech leaders and developers focused on building and deploying enterprise solutions, build knowledge, exchange ideas and network with peers. We’ll host four events, kicking off with our AMERICAS event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas from May 9th through May 11th, 2017., followed by Europe – Prague, Czech Republic, Asia – Shanghai, China, and Asia – Melbourne, Australia.    Registration is now open for the AMERICAS event. For more info, please, click here.