Barnes & Noble Now Allows Nook App Submissions (But Nothing Dirty, Please)

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The Problem Of "Open"


Barnes & Noble just announced that they’re opening their Nook platform to developers and will now begin accepting apps. If you thought this was a great opportunity to submit your “Fart Blaster” or “Ragdoll Boobies” app, think again: B&N will be running an “app review/acceptance process that will follow the company’s content acceptance policies as with books to ensure the content is appropriate for the Barnes & Noble customer.”

Developers also have access to more debug modes on the Nook and a set of forums to talk about programming tips and tricks. All of these will be available at NookDeveloper.com.

Barnes & Noble is providing qualified developers access to a variety of tools and resources to accelerate the development of their apps including:
Access to “Developer Mode” services, which will enable adb (Android Debugging Bridge) access on NOOK Color to facilitate application development and debugging
Public and private interaction with other developers and NOOK App Developer technical experts
Early access to development tools, APIs, resources and services
An app review/acceptance process that will follow the company’s content acceptance policies as with books to ensure the content is appropriate for the Barnes & Noble customer.

B&N has been working on a dev platform since the launch of the Nook and this move finalizes the app submission and approval process for the hordes of folks looking to build content for the device and, presumably, sell it in the Nook store.