Software development is a fast moving business. Before the Qt development framework is fully established Nokia has had to sell it on and the lure of the Internet of Things is exciting Deutsche Telekom.
LONDON Ė Germany, in the form of Deutsche Telekom, is being expansive in support of developers while Finland, in the form of Nokia, is juggling its developer support technology called Qt over to a company called Digia.
Deutsche Telekom AG, the largest telecommunications company in Europe, has launched a website for developers of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication systems otherwise known as the Internet of Things.
The community site is part of DT's previously established "Developer Garden" and offers access to tools such as APIs, programming guidelines and software development kits (SDK) to develop and sell M2M applications that use DT's networks.
The company gives the example of a smoke detector alarm can be monitored online utilizing the appropriate M2M API, and by meshing-up with Deutsche Telekomís SMS API can be further enhanced with SMS alarm notification. The finished M2M application can then be directly marketed and sold via Deutsche Telekom's M2M Marketplace.
"Following the foundation of Deutsche Telekomís 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," said Rainer Deutschmann, senior vice president of core telco products at Deutsche Telekom's digital business unit, in a statement.
Deutsche Telekom said that according to the OECD, around five billion M2M devices already exist worldwide and ten times as many are expected to be deployed by 2020. So there's that 50 billion number.
Visit the portal at: www.developergarden.com/m2m/home