IBM, AT&T Team to Empower Mobile App Developers
IBM and AT&T announced a partnership to deliver tools and other resources to developers building apps for iOS, Android and Windows platforms.IBM and AT&T have announced an expanded relationship to provide software developers with a set of new tools to create and deploy next-generation mobile apps. Under this new partnership, customers will benefit from access to secure, high-quality apps, including those featuring speech-recognition and mobile-payment capabilities, the companies said. AT&T has been expanding its network capabilities and increasing access to research from AT&T Labs across a range of mobile development platforms, including IBM Worklight. Part of the IBM MobileFirst Application and Data Platform, Worklight is an open, mobile app platform for mobile devices. It provides an integrated platform that includes a development environment, mobile-optimized runtime middleware, an enterprise application store, and an integrated management and analytics console–all supported by a variety of security mechanisms. "As the business opportunities associated with mobile technologies move beyond the device to the enterprise, we must continue to invest in tools and resources that enable developers to create apps that meet changing demands," said Phil Buckellew, vice president of mobile strategy at IBM, in a statement. "Our partners at AT&T share this commitment to building out the mobile development ecosystem and driving more value from mobile technologies. With access to some of the most powerful development tools in the industry, developers will now be better able to help organizations accelerate and monetize their mobile strategies."
The AT&T API Platform, featuring IBM Worklight Adapters, will enable the more than 31,000 members of the AT&T Developer Program to create and deploy enterprise apps that improve subscriber engagement and customer loyalty. With these adapters that support AT&T's ecosystem of APIs, including those for speech, SMS, device capabilities, notary management and payment, developers can create business-ready apps across a variety of platforms, such as iOS, Android and Windows.