2013 AT&T Developer Summit: Programming Track Recap
The 2013 AT&T Developer Summit was held last week and gave us a great opportunity to meet with developers to showcase new APIs and services and receive developer feedback. A big thanks to all of you who attended. Several tracks were presented including those focused on emerging devices, new trends, industry specific topics and more.
One of the most talked about was the Programming track, which went into the intricacies of several of our API services, tools and future services. Many attendees had lots of interest and questions around them so here is a quick recap of each, with a link to download the presentation.
The Power of AT&T Calling…in Your App
Presented by Kevin Daly from AT&T’s Consumer Product Marketing group, this presentation focused on the power of WebRTC and how AT&T is working to provide a rich set of services around this protocol. Kevin also provided a demonstration of this functionality currently in progress at the AT&T Foundry. Questions for this session focused on the impact of this API on Apple’s Facetime service and linkage with non-AT&T phone numbers, among others. Download the presentation here.
Manage Calls in The Cloud
Michael Pacholec from our Developer Program team provided an audience engaging discussion focused on how developers can leverage the power of the cloud using AT&T’s new Call Management API. Attendees were able to see first-hand how they can use the API in a number of scenarios including answering and making calls, transferring calls, sending text messages and other web services functions. Download the presentation here.
Customize the Speech API…for Your App
Presented by Brett Schwarz, an AT&T Solutions Architect, attendees received great insight into the power of our Speech API and how developers can customize their apps using inline hints and grammar. Brett provided detailed examples using Curl to show exactly how developers can format their code. Additionally, Interactive Voice, an AT&T developer partner using the Speech API, demonstrated a prototype of the Ivee alarm clock which is enabled with it. Download the presentation here.
Turbocharge Your Mobile App
Since launching in early 2012, AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) tool has helped hundreds of apps become more efficient and extends the battery life of the mobile device running those apps. Doug Sillars, our resident ARO guru, gave attendees several examples of how you can turn your application from zombie status into sprinter status. Download the presentation here.
Making Money With Your App: AT&T’s Payment API
AT&T’s Payment API gives developers who are targeting AT&T mobile subscribers the ability to make money by selling content directly to consumers in a seamless and easy to use manner. Richard Harrington, an Architect from AT&T’s Developer Planning & Support team provided detailed examples of what developers needed to start making money and how easy it is to get started. Some questions on this session centered on billing of non-AT&T customers and support of micro-transactions (those less than .99). Download the presentation here.
Panel: Mobile Developer API Trends
The last session of the day for the Programming track was a panel session on current trends mobile application developers are facing and should consider, as the mobile application development space continues to evolve. Moderated by AT&T, the panel included experts from Appcelerator, APIgee and Mozilla, as well as Kin Lane, the API Evangelist. Topics discussed ranged from cloud services, the future of HTML5, the benefits of coding for the Web, fragmentation and supporting multiple platforms, among others. The audience participation for the panel was very active and included questions around fragmentation and privacy.
For those of you who were able to attend the Programming track and other track sessions at Summit, we hope they were informative and have provided some new insight going into 2013. Please feel free to download any of the presentations you were interested in or perhaps didn’t get a chance to see during the event and be sure let us know what you think!