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Developer mode releases and public release
There are different release types for an application:
- Developer mode release:
- as an unaudited application
- as an audited application
- Public release (official Ledger support)
Release type based on market cap
Every fortnight Ledger will select the applications that will be reviewed. Projects that are in the top 100 on Coin Market Cap will be prioritised and get reviewed for public release as soon as possible. Other projects outside the top 100 are not guaranteed to be released publicly and they will be reviewed on a best-effort basis.
Warning message when using an unaudited applications
Until the application is audited by Ledger security team (Audited Developer mode releases and Public releases), the message
Pending Ledger Review is displayed when the application is used. The user must acknowledge this warning by pressing both buttons to use the application, which is at their own risk.
The developer mode
Unaudited or audited developer mode applications are considered experimental and such application will be visible only when the developer mode setting is enabled in Ledger Live settings.
Some applications are only visible if developer mode is enabled, not because of a lack of security review, but rather because they are considered too complex to use. For example, the mandatory compatible GUI may be missing, or perhaps the application is considered too technical for the majority of users.
Of course, an application can go through Ledger acceptance several times, according to release type.
Ledger’s release of a third party application must not be considered as any form of partnership or endorsement.
The Ledger review contents
These are the reviews that Ledger does, according per release type: