Picture: the Alcatel-Lucent Dashboard launched at MWC, picture with new features coming soon
[SXSW] Alcatel-Lucent today announced the packaged API (Application Programming Interfaces) bundles, and an associated revenue sharing model that eliminates upfront costs for developers and offers new revenue streams for service providers. Additionally, a new business and application modeling tool has been released; it allows developers to get the most out of their applications, according to the company. I am not a developer and I have not seen the bundles or the tool, if you are a developer attending SXSW, go to the “Eleven API Lounge” of the Hilton Hotel, (directly across from the Austin Convention Center): Alcatel-Lucent will demo its new offering, which is part of its developer platform and program. More info about the new product after the jump.
Bundled API description
According to Alcatel, the bundled API blends service provider and third party application capabilities to support easier creation of new applications. These API bundles make possible a new revenue share model that aims to transform service provider networks into an application development platform by unlocking network resources and functionality. I like the combination of these two words: “unlocking” and “service providers” (aka carriers)… hopefully this will be as good in real life as it looks on the paper.
New dashboard functionality description
Alcatel-Lucent has also enhanced its Dashboard tool (launched at MWC) to help developers monitor their applications and end users. The new features include: number of downloads, type of transactions, application performance, and revenue generation from campaigns and apps stores. This data is compiled across major apps stores — GetJar, Android and iTunes.