Joining AQuA

By joining AQuA, individuals and organizations will have opportunity to become involved and support the quality app initiatives that they care about. 

The work that AQuA produces with it's members is a collaborative effort, delivering what the industry wants, at any specific time. 

In fact, all of AQuA's resources are open source (published under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License), which means that anyone is free to share or adapt the work that AQuA produces, for any purpose. We simply ask that they give appropriate credit do AQuA when doing so. 

How do I join AQuA?

Take a look at the different AQuA Membership levels below. To join as an AQuA Member or AQuA Endorsed Member, complete the registration form.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. 

AQuA Affiliate
AQuA Member
AQuA Endorsed Member
AQuA Core Member

AQuA Affiliate 

Who can become an AQuA Affiliate?
Any organization or individual interested in quality apps.  AQuA Affiliate membership is the starting point for any organization.

What are the benefits for Affiliates?

  • Use of AQuA documentation
  • Use of AQuA Online Testing Criteria Tool
  • Inclusion in membership list on the AQuA site 
  • Ability to submit apps to QAD (Quality App Directory)
  • Access to use Quality App Badge for apps that have been Test-House Verified for the Quality App Directory

How do I become an AQuA Affilate?
Just register here

Cost

Free

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AQuA Member

Who can become an AQuA Member?
Any individual or organization who wants to be part of the AQuA Alliance because they share our commitment to app quality.

They may be a developer of quality mobile apps with a history of quality and a reputation for excellence and reliability, or be aspiring to achieve these qualities. Or they may simply be interested in the work of AQuA.

What are the benefits for AQuA Members?

  • Consultation and information sharing with other members concerning App Quality
  • Eligible to be invited to join the AQuA Board
  • Involvement in AQuA-facilitated Working Groups (by application)
  • Access to use Quality App Badge for apps that have been Test-House Verified for the Quality App Directory
  • Use of AQuA documentation
  • Use of AQuA Online Testing Criteria Tool
  • Listing on site as a member (company name, description and link to website)
  • Use of the AQuA Member badge
  • Ability to submit apps to QAD (Quality App Directory)
  • Participation in AQuA Round Table and expert events
  • For-fee advice from AQuA
  • Access to Endorsed Member status

Cost

500 USD per year 

How do I become an AQuA Member?
If you're interested in becoming an AQuA Member, please register here.

AQuA Endorsed Member

Who can become an AQuA Endorsed Member?

Any organization who would like to recognized as either providing high quality Testing Services to the mobile industry, or / and has a reputation for consistently delivering high quality Application Development or / and is committed to Commissioning Quality Apps. 

For an organization to become an AQuA Endorsed Member, applicants must first pass an assessment based on what they want to be endorsed for. Find out more about the Endorsed Member assessment. 

What are the benefits for AQuA Endorsed Members?

An Endorsed Member will work closely with AQuA to mould quality initiatives within the mobile industry.  AQuA will back these organizations, promote them, and endorse their services within and outside of the association.

In addition to the AQuA Member benefits, an Endorsed Member will receive:

  • Enhanced listing on AQuA site
  • Promotion by AQuA of relevant activities
  • Key AQuA involvement in one member-hosted event (physical or virtual)
  • Automatic joint sponsorship (with other members) of AQuA run events
  • Content involvement with AQuA’s events (own or 3rd party events)
  • Referral by AQuA to interested parties
Specifically an Endorsed Member - endorsed for testing services will have
  • The ability to apply to become a Quality App Directory Approved Test House.

Cost

The maximum annual Endorsed Member fee is 5,000 USD (in addition to the AQuA Member fee of 500 USD), for organizations or individuals who are:

Endorsed for testing services
and / or
Endorsed for app development *

* For organisations endorsed for app development only, who have fewer than 100 employees, the Endorsed Member fee is reduced to 2,500 USD.

Organisations can also be Endorsed for commissioning quality apps*  

*For organisations endorsed for commissioning quality apps only, the Endorsed Member fee is waived.

How do I become an AQuA Endorsed Member?

If you're interested in becoming an AQuA Endorsed member, please register as an AQuA Member. AQuA will then get in touch with you to carry out a detailed assessment appropriate to the type of endorsement sought.

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AQuA Core Member

Who can become a Core Member?
An organization making a significant contribution to the industry through a global presence. Examples could be (but not limited to); a network operator, handset manufacturer, platform owner or significant distribution channel. Or they could be significant industry party who wish to be actively involved in improving the quality of mobile apps

What are the benefits for Core Members?

Core Members will have the right to be part of the Organization governance and direction and will therefore have a seat on the AQuA Board.

In addition to the AQuA Member benefits, a Core Member you benefit from:

  • Membership of the AQuA Board and driving direction for AQuA
  • Access to Quality App Directory back-end data reporting and developer information
  • Involvement and lead role in AQuA facilitated working groups
  • Priority contribution to creation of AQuA documents and Testing Criteria
  • Review and comparison by AQuA of member testing criteria
  • AQuA involvement and promotion of one member-hosted event (physical or virtual)
  • Automatic sponsorship of AQuA-run events
  • Content involvement with AQuA’s events (own or 3rd party events)
  • Enhanced listing on AQuA site
  • Promotion of relevant member activities by AQuA
  • Referral by AQuA to interested parties 

Cost

25,000 USD per year 

How do I become a Core Member?

If you're interested in becoming an AQuA Core Member, please contact us

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