A Recognized Developer is a user on XDA, with a history of producing cutting edge work, and doing so in a mature and respectful manner, co-operating with others, and generally setting a good example with regard to adherence to open source licenses and other legal concerns. Recognized Developers should be experienced in their field of development, with a strong history of work being posted on sites such as XDA-Developers, and should be seeking to further their skills, and those of others, through sharing experience and knowledge.
The Developer Committee processes applications based upon the work demonstrated by the developer in their application form, as well as their general conduct and participation on the forums over time. This does not preclude a relatively new member from gaining Recognized Developer status, but likewise does not guarantee it to long time members. Ideally, the development work you do is unique and new, and you are clearly highly experienced and knowledgeable in your field. The Developer Committee aims to process applications in good time, but due to the size of the site, there are unavoidable delays at busy periods. If, when submitting the form, you receive the confirmation message, your application has been received. There’s no need to contact us specifically unless you have a query. We’ll get to you as soon as we can, but bear in mind we’re a very small team of volunteers doing this in our spare time!
If you believe you meet all of the criteria laid-out above, please fill out the Recognized Developer application today!