Differentiate Apps Using Network Services APIs @ the AT&T Developer Summit
Thank you to everyone who came out to Las Vegas for our 5th annual AT&T Developer Summit. It was great to hear firsthand about the opportunities and challenges you are encountering as you incorporate network services into your applications. And, I hope you had as much fun as I did at the event!
I had the honor of co-presenting the topic “Differentiate Apps Using Network Services APIs” with Dale Western, our Principal Architect, at the AT&T Developer Summit. We’ve posted the actual slide deck and an audio transcript of our presentation in the Events Archive, look for Differentiate Apps Using Network Services APIs at https://developer.att.com/developer/forward.jsp?passedItemId=4300122.
Dale and I intentionally designed the slide deck as a comprehensive, self-contained, post-event reference for you.
Here is an update on a few key points, to call out how the information in the slide deck that pertains to related announcements at the AT&T Developer Summit. If necessary, we plan to update the deck with any changes to the roadmap as the year progresses.
2011 Roadmap for the AT&T Network Services Gateway
AT&T is planning to introduce new network services APIs and enhancements to the APIs last year in 2011. In addition to SMS, MMS, WAP Push, Terminal Location, and Device Capabilities, we are introducing Contacts, Speech-to-Text, Payment, and Advertising APIs.
This year we will expose RESTful Services as well, supporting XML and/or JSON depending on the service. Review the slide deck for details.
In addition to the existing AT&T Network Services Gateway Sandbox (http://developer.att.com/sandbox), NSG Certification, and NSG Production environments, AT&T will be introducing two new platforms that expose NSG network services, as announced as the Summit.
First, we announced that the AT&T Innovation Centers have been renamed to the AT&T Foundry. To learn more about the AT&T Foundry, visit https://developer.att.com/developer/forward.jsp?passedItemId=5300164.
Second, there is a to-be-announced HTML5 project, partnering with Apigee and Sencha. John Donovan mentioned this project in is his keynote presentation. For more information, keep an eye on the HTML5 Tools and Resources page, https://developer.att.com/developer/forward.jsp?passedItemId=5300056.
HTML5 represents an exciting new option for developers to build server-based applications that consume network services and expose them to subscribers via mobile web sites as well as client applications.
If you attended the presentation in person, thank you! If not, please review the slide deck and listen to the audio of our presentation to catch what you missed.