The Internet of Things can only get better.
M2M is considered one of the big growth areas for operators along with m-health, money, education and a few other hot spots. It basically aims to put SIMs in 'things' like consumer electronics devices, meters and so on.
Obviously, operators need developers with smart ideas to get behind the concept. Hence launches like this.
The community offers developers access to tools such as APIs, programming guidelines and software development kits (SDK) to develop and sell apps easily and quickly.
The finished M2M app can be directly marketed and sold via Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Marketplace.
The operator gives the example of a smoke detector alarm that can be monitored online using the appropriate M2M API, and by meshing-up with Deutsche Telekom’s SMS API can be further enhanced with SMS alarm notification.
“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 Deutsche Telekom’s Digital Business Unit.
“Following the foundation of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Competence Center and the launches of the Global M2M Association, our Partner Program and the M2M Marketplace, the M2M Developer Community is now a further stepping stone in executing our global M2M strategy”.