September is upon us already, which means one more month to go before we reach the beginning of Q4, and all of the milestones that will come with it. Let’s review what the team has been working on, and what’s coming this week:
HAT.Exchange has been assigned a D-U-N-S Number
You may not have heard of the “D-U-N-S number,” but it’s a critical step in the process before a company can release an app in Apple’s App Store. Here’s an explanation of the D-U-N-S number from Developer section of Apple’s website (link):
“The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier.
Your D-U-N-S Number will be used to check the identity and legal entity status of your organization as part of our enrollment verification process for joining the Apple Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program. While many types of businesses can receive a D-U-N-S Number, your business must be recognized as a legal entity (e.g., a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company) to enter into the legal terms and obligations of Apple Developer Program agreements. DBAs, fictitious businesses, trade names, and branches are not accepted.”
The assignment of a D-U-N-S number means that Apple can now recognize HAT.Exchange and it’s members as a verified and legal business entity.
Developer Updates and Open Beta
Our private beta testers have been working through all of the stress testing tasks we can throw at them. Expect more development updates to come on Friday.
All other development efforts are currently focused on the App Store release of the open beta on the Ropsten TestNet. We’re working through a few final decisions with respect to the initial feature set we’ll be rolling out first. As soon as we have a release date we will let the community know.
The HAT.Exchange Service Desk is open for Business
In an effort to establish best practices for customer support, we recently set up and launched a ticketed Service Desk. We would like to remind the community to start moving away from asking support related questions in our Public Telegram, and to migrate to the Service Desk, accessible by clicking the “Support” link in the top menu at https://hat.exchange. Please be sure to register your support account using the same email you use to login to the HAT wallet, so we can verify you as a user. Here’s the direct link: Submit a Ticket
Like and Follow HAT.Exchange on Facebook!
The more likes and follows we get from the community, the more visibility the project will get on Facebook, so please like and support our page: https://www.facebook.com/hatxchange