Tuesday, July 19
Show: All About the API
Speaker: Alan Hameed, OMA Standardization & Healthcare Devices Consultant
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and associated machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies offers unprecedented opportunity to enhance the way we live, work and play. From healthcare to automotive to public utilities, there is almost no aspect of life that will not be touched by IoT. According to the 2015 Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast, the number of IP-connected personal devices and M2M connections online will grow to more than 24 billion by 2019. However, in order to realize the potential benefit of IoT, there are business, technology and privacy hurdles that must be addressed and overcome.
In order to address these issues, the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) has developed the OMA Generic Open Terminal API Framework (GotAPI) Version 1.0. This allows developers to create applications compatible with a variety of devices, which until now have required dedicated native code development efforts. With GotAPI, applications running in browsers can access external devices consistently across any OS, giving developers the opportunity to help create a new ecosystem of interoperable devices and applications. This open architecture allows developers to write less complex applications for smart devices while expanding market reach.