Promoting Growth by Enabling Developers to turn Code into Money
Jul 04, 2012
- Deutsche Telekom is first operator to launch a marketplace for software components at www.developergarden.com
- Portfolio of application programming interfaces (APIs) expanded to include cloud-based voice applications
- Partnerships with Microsoft and Intel to jointly address up to 17 million developers worldwide
- Increased reach and broader product range will fuel usage of DT's network
Deutsche Telekom presented a comprehensive update for Developer Garden (www.developergarden.com) on July 3rd in Berlin. Developer Garden is the group-wide hub for software developers. Developers can easily integrate services of Deutsche Telekom according to their needs and leverage software components as ready-to-use building blocks for their apps. End-users get richer and more useful applications, while developers leverage operator billing, conference calling and other API services within their apps. This results in broader use - and monetization - of Deutsche Telekom's and partner's communication and online services. Developer Garden provides developers with access to an increasing number of Telekom services, like machine-to-machine (M2M) communication as a prominent example, more will follow soon.
The portfolio of programming interfaces (APIs) was enlarged. It now includes APIs for cloud-based, powerful voice applications. Telekom Tropo API, as it is called, uses proven technology from Voxeo Labs, a leading US cloud telephony service provider. Now, apps and websites can answer and forward calls, talk to callers, evaluate responses, send messages and much more. These services will run in Telekom’s highly secure data centers in Germany, fulfilling all legal standards.
Using the new Developer Garden Component Marketplace offering software-driven solutions, developers of apps and web applications can sell own software components or search and download existing pre-build code components to expedite their work. Developers get a new source of revenue can realize and sell own projects faster. Provider of services for the marketplace solution is Verious, a Silicon Valley start-up.
Partnerships with Microsoft and Intel will help to quickly expand the portfolio of software components and increase the reach into the worldwide developer community. Joined communication activities and events will target the group of around 17 million global developers.
"Our new ‘Enabling’ business model complements our strong business customer and consumer businesses. Opening our platforms for developers and leveraging our enormous reach, we can increase our product range, diversity and coverage in the market, and thus contribute to innovation, growth and added value," said Thomas Kiessling, Chief Product and Innovation Officer and leading the Digital Business Unit of Deutsche Telekom at the product launch in Berlin.
"We want to support developers with new business models to make their work easier and more profitable. With our software component marketplace from developer to developer, we are leading the way. Thereby, we create an attractive new market and trigger new applications essentially we provide a new sales channel," said Rainer Deutschmann, Senior Vice President of the Core Telco Products business unit of Deutsche Telekom.
With the launch of the new marketplace, developers already find hundreds of components for developing iOS, Android, Windows Phone and HTML5 applications at www.developergarden.com. While introducing the Developer Garden Component Marketplace, Deutsche Telekom will offer special promotions to the developer community. Further support services to develop, distribute and sell applications through Deutsche Telekom’s cloud services will be offered soon.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 129 million mobile customers, almost 34 million fixed-network lines and 17 million broadband lines (as of March 31, 2012). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).