Details on ARO, API Platform, Cloud Architect, and more
On the AT&T Innovation blog, John Donovan posts details about today’s announcements at the AT&T Developer Summit.
Today we announced the commercial launch of AT&T’s API Platform for Innovation. It will change the app development experience by enabling developers to create more advanced apps faster for an overall better customers experience.
AT&T’s new API Platform contains a catalog of APIs, allowing developers to quickly build, deploy and monetize HTML5 mobile web and native apps. Now, with a few simple clicks, developers can incorporate these and other network services directly into their HTML5 apps, which customers can access across operating systems and ultimately multiple platforms – from smartphones to e-readers to game systems.
The API Platform for Innovation is an example of AT&T’s efforts to work with developers through the AT&T Foundry to bring new products and services to market faster than ever. Check out the video below to learn more about different APIs developers will be able to access on the API Platform.
To help developers conquer that problem, our researchers at AT&T Labs have built a tool called Application Resource Optimizer, or ARO, for Android.
When the developers at Pandora ran ARO on their app, they found that 46 percent of the app’s power consumption was used to transmit just 0.2 percent of the total data load. The app was delivering the music itself efficiently, but every 60 seconds or so was also firing up the device’s radio to send audience measurement data. By bundling those small bursts of data into a single transmission, energy use was cut by 40 percent.
And this tool isn’t just for AT&T’s network. ARO can optimize the performance of apps running on any carrier’s network, which makes the mobile Internet a better experience for everyone.
ARO is available free at developer.att.com. Try it out!
AT&T Cloud Architect is a developer-centric cloud with cost-efficient access to highly flexible, integrated computing and application development services. While we deliver a differentiated cloud experience to a wide range of enterprise customers, providing them private and virtual private cloud solutions coupled with the security and performance of their MPLS-based corporate VPNs, we also understand that developers’ cloud needs differ significantly from those of enterprises. Developers need the reliability and stability of our differentiated cloud too, but first and foremost, developers need flexibility, affordability and speed in turning up new services.
Cloud Architect will provide a powerful set of options and configurations. You’ll be able to set up a public and private computing instances or choose to build from the ground up with our bare metal or dedicated server options. Cloud Architect will be available in coming weeks, and our developer-centric service offers will expand throughout the year.
We also announced today that AT&T has become the first U.S. telecom services provider to join the OpenStack initiative, a community of more than 140 technology companies worldwide. We’ve been participating in OpenStack for more than a year and have already contributed a blueprint for a potential new function within OpenStack, focused on transactional task management.
We’re housing our OpenStack capabilities on dedicated infrastructure in three AT&T data centers today, with locations in Dallas, San Diego and Secaucus, New Jersey. We plan to more than double the number of our centers with open-source capabilities in 2012.