Intel® Developer Zone:
Frequently Asked Questions

One global program to engage with Intel for all things software – from development to distribution

The Intel® Developer Zone, a new program designed to provide software developers and businesses a single point of access to a variety of tools, communities and resources to help them engage with peers and develop, market and sell their software.

Today’s software ecosystem is full of challenges and opportunities. Technology is powering new user experiences & expectations from touch screens and battery life to data security and cloud accessibility. The Intel Developer Zone provides the resources to help developers learn and embrace these evolving market shifts. Plus, provide the guidance and tools to maximize development efforts across many form factors, platforms, and operating systems.

The Intel Developer Zone also offers a wide range of marketing and sales support and opportunities for new and established software businesses including: potential investment funding through Intel Capital, and many promotional marketing opportunities to extend the reach of developers and software companies. Participants can also engage with a broader community of developers, software partners, Intel experts, students and more to acquire new skills, share ideas, and build new relationships.

General

What is the Intel Developer Zone (Intel® DZ)?
Why did Intel decide to create this program now?
Intel makes processors—how does that relate to software?
How is this different from other programs in the market?
What happened to the other Intel software programs: Intel AppUp® Developer Program, Intel® Software Network and Intel® Software Partner Program?
Who uses the Intel Developer Zone?
Is this a worldwide program?
How does registration work?
Does it cost anything to join?
I am already a member of the Intel® Software Partner Program will I need to sign any new Terms & Conditions?
How does an individual access the Intel® Developer Zone?


What is the Intel Developer Zone (Intel® DZ)?
The Intel Developer Zone is a global program designed to engage the software community with insights, information, expertise, and tools to help drive innovation and success among developers who work in the Intel software environment. The program provides opportunities for members to connect and collaborate, share knowledge, learn, and grow professionally. In addition, members have access to a wide variety of opportunities to market and sell their software and apps directly to consumers and tap into promotional and funding opportunities to help them grow their businesses.

Evolving technologies, growing customer expectations, and heightened consumer experiences— the business of creating best-selling software and popular apps changes day-to-day. Intel® Developer Zone provides the perspective and resources software professionals need to plan for and react to these shifts.

In addition, the number of people involved in creating and selling software is growing rapidly. The Intel® Developer Zone makes it easy for the software ecosystem to gain access to Intel expertise, knowledge, and technology in an effort to facilitate the development of innovative software and apps that in turn deliver a higher value to the customers who purchase and use them.

Intel makes processors—how does that relate to software?
Intel processors power a huge range of devices—from Macs* and PCs to smartphones, tablets, and OEM devices. As a result, we need to pay attention to the software that runs on those devices in our constant pursuit of better user experiences. This puts Intel in a unique position to help developers make the most of their efforts across a variety of form factors, operating systems, and platforms.

How is this different from other programs in the market?
While other programs may focus on a particular topic or area of development, the Intel® Developer Zone is designed to create value for anyone involved in creating and selling software that’s used on Intel-based devices.

What happened to the other Intel software programs: Intel AppUp® Developer Program, Intel® Software Network and Intel® Software Partner Program?
The Intel® Developer Zone program has combined the features, functionality and opportunities of the Intel AppUp® Center, the Intel® Software Partner Program, and the Intel® Software Network into one comprehensive program designed to provide resources and support for development and marketing professionals engaged in creating and selling software and apps used by Intel powered devices. Intel® Developer Zone is the single source for software developers and software businesses resources and support.

Who uses the Intel Developer Zone?
The Intel® Developer Zone was created for software professionals engaged in creating, developing, marketing, selling, and distributing software and apps designed for Intel-based devices. Intel® DZ was created to provide development support, software resources & market opportunities to everyone from seasoned developers and global software businesses to students and software startups.

Is this a worldwide program?
Yes. The program provides opportunities to sell and distribute software and apps directly to customers in 45 countries, and provides access to content in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese. In addition, users can connect and collaborate with Intel experts worldwide and engage with a community of peers, students, and educators from over 150 countries to share development advice and business opportunities, answer questions, and gather information on new platforms, technologies, and techniques.

How does registration work?
A user can register to post comments to forums and access a variety of technical content and resources. A user may register as an Intel® Software Partner to access a variety of business resources, funding and go-to-market opportunities only available to Intel® Software Partners. Additional requirements to premium business resources may apply.

Does it cost anything to join?
No. There are no costs to join the program or to access nearly all the resources. Some fees or technical requirements may apply for select resources and opportunities available to Intel® Software Partners.

I am already a member of the Intel® Software Partner Program will I need to sign any new Terms & Conditions?
No. All current Intel® Software Partner Program Terms & Conditions remain valid. There is no requirement for current Intel® Software Partner members to re-sign any new terms and conditions.

How does an individual access the Intel® Developer Zone?
Perspective members and new users can access the Intel® Developer Zone by visiting http://software.intel.com. Users are welcomed and encouraged to register in order to access many features, resources and opportunities available only to members.

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Black Belt FAQ

Intel® Red Belt Software Developer:
The title 'Intel Red Belt Software Developer' recognizes the leadership and the value a member brings to the Intel Developer Zone communities by actively contributing & sharing knowledge.

Intel® Brown Belt Software Developer:
This new title 'Intel Brown Belt Software Developer' recognizes the value a member brings to the Intel Developer Zone communities by actively contributing & sharing knowledge.

Intel® Green Belt Software Developer:
The title 'Intel Green Belt Software Developer' recognizes a member's regular contribution to the Intel Developer Zone communities.

General

How does the point system work?

What are the benefits of these titles?

What is the lifetime of the titles?

When are the prizes/rewards shipped to a member?

How do you know your status/title on the ranking system?

Black Belt

Who can become a Black Belt?

Which communities are considered while selecting members for this title?

What are the benefits of being a Black Belt Software Developer?

What are the criteria for selection of Black Belt Software Developers?

What is the process of selection?

Are Intel employees also selected for this title?

What is the lifetime of the Award?

How do I contact the team?

Red, Brown, and Green Belt Titles

Who can be a Red Belt, a Brown Belt or a Green Belt Software Developer?

How does the point system work?

Which communities are considered while selecting members for this title?

What are the benefits of these titles?

Can the points be redeemed for prizes?

What is the lifetime of the titles?

When are the prizes/ rewards shipped to a member?

How do you contact the team?

What else is new?

How do you know your status/ title on the ranking system?

Terms and Conditions

Intel® Premier Support

What is Intel® Premier Support?
Where is Intel Premier Support?
Who is eligible for Intel® Premier Support?
A log-in is required. If I don't have a log-in, how do I obtain one?
Obtaining product updates
How do I submit an issue to Intel® Premier Support?


What is Intel Premier Support?

Intel® Premier Support is an interactive web site where Intel® Software Development Product customers can do the following:

  • Submit questions, problems, and other technical support issues
  • Monitor previously-submitted issues.

Where is Intel Premier Support?

Visit Intel® Premier Support

Who is eligible for Intel® Premier Support?

Every purchase of an Intel® Software Development Product includes a year of support services, which provides access to Intel® Premier Support.

If you currently access support services, you can download any version of the software from Intel Registration Center, and you can submit questions and problems on your product through the Intel Premier Support web site.

Once your support services have expired, downloads are only available to you for product versions with a Build Date on or before your license Support Expiration date. Intel's policy is to restrict your account from submitting new questions to Intel® Premier Support, but you will still be able to view and communicate on your previous Intel Premier Support issues. As soon as the expired product license has been renewed, access will be restored for downloads of all product versions, and for submitting new issues to Intel Premier Support for entitled products. You can submit issues to the user forums regardless of whether your support services have expired.

A login is required. If I don't have a login, how do I obtain one?

If you have registered your Intel Software Development Product, your registration log-in should apply to Intel Premier Support as well.

If you have not registered your product, go to the Intel® Registration Center and register (product serial number required).

If you have registered, but you did not select the free technical support, return to the Intel Registration Center, log-in, re-register the same serial number and email address in the Register a Product box, and choose the Support Account link on the Serial Number Information page.

If you still have problems signing up for support, contact us.

Obtaining product updates

Product updates are now available from the Intel Registration Center.

  1. Login to the Intel Registration Center by entering your log-in ID and password in the Log-in section on the right-side of the web page.
  2. Click the link under Download Latest Update for the product of interest.
  3. A detailed description of the files included in the product will be displayed. Click on the hyperlink for each file you wish to download.

If your current license has not expired, you do not need a different license file. Your license will be detected by the install and will work with releases created during your support service period.

For support service license purchase/ renewal information, please go to the Purchasing Information site.

How do I submit an issue to Intel® Premier Support?

To submit an issue, you must log in to Intel Premier Support. If you do not have a log-in account, please refer to Register for Intel Premier Support.

Once you have logged in, the left channel will always have links to the various features of the tool. Follow these steps to submit an issue:

  1. Click Submit Issues in the left channel.
  2. Choose product type from the Product Type dropdown box. For Intel® Software Products, choose Development Environment (tools, SDV, EAP) as the product type. Please note that Intel Premier Support product type is for reporting problems with the Premier Support site itself and not for product support.
  3. From the Product Name dropdown box, choose the product about which you want to submit the issue.
  4. Enter a head-line type description of the problem or question in the Issue Title box.
  5. Enter a detailed question, or problem description in the Question box. This description must contain sufficient information for engineering to characterize the problem. Examples of information that is generally required are: versions of all software related to the problem, an accurate description of the steps needed to reproduce the problem, and a description of the hardware and operating system used. Put yourself in the receiving engineer's shoes. Think about the information you would need if you were trying to understand the user's environment to help them solve a problem.
  6. Choose Request Type from the dropdown box (e.g., Documentation Error, Feature Request, Problem Report, etc.).
  7. Click Submit Issue or Submit Issue/Upload Files button depending on whether you have a file to attach with the issue or not. If you chose Submit Issue/Upload Files then attach the file(s) to the issue (for instance a test case, or screen shot, etc.).
  8. Once you submit the issue, you will get an issue number that will enable you to track the issue.