Develop Products Faster with OMA SpecWorks Tools for Developers

OMA SpecWorks understands the importance of technology adoption and time-to-market. With that in mind, we have created tools and other resources for developers to help you understand, access, adopt and develop with OMA SpecWorks specifications.

See our specifications and supporting documentation and resources – all downloadable and listed in alphabetical order.

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Agile Process for Standardization in Today’s Market Landscape

The OMA SpecWorks process was defined with the needs of today’s technology companies in mind. You will not find requirements for extensive review of architectural conformance, long approval processes or expensive face-to-face meetings in the OMA SpecWorks Process. Instead, you will find a work environment that values inputs from companies of all sizes and shapes, provides equal opportunity to contribute, prides itself on transparency, and delivers quality work with real-world value. OMA SpecWorks is truly a specifications factory that continually strives to optimize the delicate balance between the need for consensus and time to market through tools and simplified procedures, while empowering the people doing the work to complete a work item in the minimal amount of time.

Our Process

The OMA SpecWorks Process defines a basic, comprehensive set of steps and tools for developing technical specifications. The Working Groups (WG) are free to follow and enhance these optional guidelines or define their own.

The Approval Criteria for publication, created and approved by the OMA SpecWorks Board, aim to ensure the quality and homogeneity of the Technical Specifications published by OMA SpecWorks WGs. Once the technical specifications created by the WGs meet these criteria they can be accepted for Board Ratification and publication. These criteria are clearly defined and available to all the WGs.

The OMA SpecWorks staff ensure compliance to the Approval Criteria at the time of submission for Board Ratification, and are also the safe-keepers of the OMA SpecWorks Process and Approval Criteria as defined by the Board.

The OMA SpecWorks Work Program

The OMA SpecWorks Work Program (WP) employs a lightweight, working group-focused process where members can create a new work item in less than a week. Working Groups (WGs) define their own process, tools, partnerships and cadence. WGs interface directly with the OMA Board for approval of their outputs and are supported by a Steering Committee (SC) that facilitates liaisons with other organizations, onboarding of new work items, and creation of new WGs when a new work item doesn’t fit into any of the current groups.

OMA SpecWorks has the following Working Groups:

Architecture and APIs


Content Delivery

Device Management & Service Enablement


IPSO Smart Objects


For more information on each group visit The Work Program page here.

All New Pricing and Ability to Participate

As a member of OMA SpecWorks, your company will have the opportunity to participate directly in our standards-building process, which is driven by our diverse member community and supported by an experienced staff. You will have access, via our web-based members’ portal, to the most up-to-date information on OMA’s service enablers. In addition, you will join the world’s leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, infrastructure and IT vendors, and application developers in face-to-face conversations where the next generation of specifications for wireless services are debated and defined.OMA SpecWorks offers several levels of membership to meet the needs of every organization.

  Sponsor Full Associate Supporter
Price $35,000 $10,000 $5,000 $1,000
Eligible for a Board Seat Automatic Elected No No
Eligible for a WG Chair Election Yes Yes No No
Eligible for a WG Vice-Chair Election Yes Yes Yes No
May contribute to specifications (technical requirements, review comments) Yes Yes Yes Yes
May initiate and support a work item Yes Yes Yes Yes
Counted towards minimum support quorum of a work item Yes Yes YesB No
May make technical contributions to specifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vote on a formal technical vote Yes Yes ½ vote No
Participate in consensus polls (R&A) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access to Documents
Access to member Portal (documents, calendar, mailing lists, voting application) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access to public FTP site (specifications, public documents) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access to pre-publication drafts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access to Meetings
Attend work group meetings (F2F, conference calls, interim, hybrid) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Attend special events / seminars Yes Yes Yes Yes
Attend general plenary Yes Yes Yes Yes
May participate in TestFest events Yes Yes Yes Yes
Process Administration
May appeal on technical issues Yes Yes NoA No
May appeal on procedural issues Yes Yes NoA No
A - If acting as Chair, an Associate level Vice-chair has the rights of appeal.
B - There is an open action to determine if quorum for a new WI shoudl be changed.

How to Join

Joining OMA SpecWorks is a quick and simple process, which requires the completion of a Membership Application, including acceptance of the Bylaws, and the payment of applicable dues. Please note that membership applications take approximately 10 business days to be approved.

Please send completed membership application forms to the following address:

2850 Womble Road #100
Mail Stop 300
San Diego, CA 92106 USA

In addition, please email a copy to [email protected].

For additional information please send an email to the Membership Enquiries or fill out the form below.