Do I have to submit a new app for every version update?
Yes. For every version update, you must submit a new app submission, including an updated developer checklist, security scan result, and app optimizer results.
Do I have to use AT&T or FirstNet APIs to submit my app to FirstNet?
No, you don’t have to use FirstNet exclusive or AT&T APIs. Any app that is relevant to public safety can be submitted for FirstNet review and distribution.
How can I access FirstNet restricted APIs?
Please fill in an Access Request form found in the API detail page.
How can I add users to my organization?
If you are the administrator for an organization, you can add more users through the Manage My Account page, using the Manage Users form.
How can I reach out to FirstNet Developer Program to discuss a potential partnership opportunity?
How do I cancel or transfer my account?
To cancel your account or transfer admin rights to the account, please Submit a Ticket.
How do I create my developer account?
Fill in Join Now form to register your account. After you authenticate your email address, you’re ready to start developing your first application. As a basic account holder, you can request three API keys for use in a staging environment. To get unlimited access to API keys for use in both staging and production environments, please complete the Free Full Access form, which you can find in Manage My Account page. This form will collect the contact details we need for the app vetting process.
How do I distribute my apps?
If your app passes our review process, it will be published in the App Catalog – the only public safety oriented applications marketplace. You may also cross list your app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
How do I manage my apps after submission?
To manage your app (update version, read ratings & reviews, remove from App Catalog), sign-in to the FirstNet Developer portal and click Distribute under Get Started.
How do I register an application?
If your app uses AT&T or FirstNet APIs, it will have to be registered using the sandbox.
To register an application, please complete the Free Full Access form found in Manage My Account page, then click on Account Profile and select Manage My Account in the dropdown menu. Look for Register App link in the API Access section. Now select Set Up New App and fill in the new application form.
For apps that do not use AT&T or FirstNet APIs, you don’t have to register your app. You may directly go to submitting your app for review.
How do I report a bug or request a new feature?
To do this, please use our Submit a Ticket form.
How do I request API keys for FirstNet and AT&T APIs?
To request an API key, make sure you first complete Free Full Access form found in Manage My Account page. If you have done so, please click on Account Profile and select Manage My Account in the dropdown menu. In the API Access section, select the Register App link. Now select Set Up New App and fill in the new application form.
How do I submit my app for review?
Make sure you are signed in to the FirstNet Developer portal and click on Submit, under Get Started.
How long does it take to review application submissions?
FirstNet Certified reviews require 6-7 weeks and FirstNet Reviewed reviews require up to 4 weeks. The review process will begin once the application submission package is complete.
How much time does it take an application to be approved?
We aim to review and respond to your application within four-six weeks. Please note that we’ll be reviewing your organization as well as your product/use case.
How will I monetize my app when I distribute app through FirstNet?
Public safety agencies interested in the app/solution will directly contact the app supplier for purchasing and licensing the app/solution. If your app is cross-listed in one of the third-party app store as in Apple App store or Google Play, the transaction happens on the third-party store.
Is FirstNet Developer Program free of charge?
Is the program open to everyone?
Is the sandbox available for testing?
Yes, only if your app uses FirstNet exclusive or AT&T APIs. Make sure that you have Log in with Full Free Access account to access sandbox testing.
What APIs and SDKs does program offer?
The program will offer a range of APIs & SDKs, including FirstNet exclusive APIs.
What is included in the basic membership?
Basic membership provides access to three API keys that can be used in a staging environment. As a basic member, you can submit an app for review and publication in the App Catalog. Basic members can also participate in our Community forum. You can access APIs that are not restricted.
What is required in the application submission package?
What is the FirstNet Developer Program?
What is the difference between FirstNet Certified and FirstNet Reviewed certifications?
FirstNet Certified certification requires proof of 99.99% Service Level Availability and apps will be evaluated for relevancy, availability, scalability, resiliency, data privacy, resource usage, and security. FirstNet Certified apps will receive an exclusive FirstNet mark.
FirstNet Reviewed designation requires 99.9% Service Level Availability and apps will be evaluated for relevancy, availability, data privacy, resource usage, and security.
Both FirstNet Certified and Reviewed apps will be posted on the FirstNet App Catalog for access and distribution to public safety agencies If your app is FirstNet Certified, you may describe it as “FirstNet Certified” and your app will receive a FirstNet mark on the FirstNet App Catalog. If your app is FirstNet Reviewed, you may describe it as “FirstNet Reviewed”.
What kind of applications are accepted?
You are free to develop apps in any area related to public safety; however, here are a few areas that we have identified to get you started:
What tools do I need to use to retrieve scan results for my app?
For FirstNet Certified apps, developers must utilize Checkmarx Cx SuiteTM or Fortify Static Code AnalyzerTM to analyze the app source code
For FirstNet Reviewed apps, developers must utilize Checkmarx Cx SuiteTM, Fortify Static Code AnalyzerTM, or VeracodeTM static analysis tools to analyze the mobile app.
For both certification levels, developers must provide app optimizer scan results using the AT&T Video Optimizer tool.
For more information, refer to the FirstNet Application Testing and Security Requirements.
Where can I find out more information about using AT&T APIs and SDKs?
You can review AT&T API FAQ on the AT&T Developer Portal.
Where can I find the integration documentation?
All APIs detail pages include links to documentation. To access restricted apps you will need to submit an Access Request form.
Why should I complete my full free access?
To get unlimited access to API keys for FirstNet exclusive and AT&T APIs that can be used in both staging and production environments.
Why should I join the FirstNet Developer Program?