Deutsche Telekom has unveiled the latest plank of its M2M strategy.
On Thursday, the Germany-based operator announced the launch of a “Developer Garden”, which offers access to APIs, programming guidelines and software development kits.
"Our M2M Developer Community is designed to serve as a central point of contact and exchange for M2M developers globally,” said Rainer Deutschmann, SVP of core telco products at DT’s Digital Business Unit.
DT said the Garden will be further expanded by providing a dedicated programming environment for creating and testing M2M solutions.
The operator added that, including partnerships, the Garden would reach one million developers worldwide.
This latest development builds on DT’s M2M “Marketplace”, which launched in May.
The marketplace has been designed as a platform for manufacturers and dealers to offer their hardware, software, apps and full-package solutions.
It focuses on nine verticals: energy, healthcare, transport & logistics, automotive, consumer electronics, retail, industrial automation, public sector and security.
"The Marketplace brings together global supply and demand for M2M solutions in a straightforward way, thereby lending greater dynamism to M2M business,” commented says Thomas Kiessling, DT’s chief product and innovation officer.
DT said “the usual fees” for online sales platforms would be charged.
It added that it hoped those who developed applications in the Garden would directly market and sell them in the marketplace.
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