The CD Working Group is chartered to define the basic delivery mechanisms, bi-directional exchange mechanisms, and the processing of key content formats, including the semantics and user agents, behaviour and programming interfaces. Current work includes the Generic Open Terminal Framework (GotAPI) and its associated plug-ins.

GotAPI provides a total secure framework for applications to access external devices and internal apps through device Web APIs using Web technologies. This allows developers to create applications compatible with a variety of devices, which until now have required dedicated native code development efforts. With GotAPI, applications running in browsers can access external devices consistently across any OS, giving developers the opportunity to help create a new ecosystem of interoperable devices and applications. This open architecture allows developers to write less complex applications for smart devices while expanding market reach. Plug-Ins implement device Web APIs exposing services from external devices to applications through GotAPI.

Download the GotAPI Specification

Associated links:

Device WebAPI Consortium –  Device-WebAPI

Open sourced “dConnect” is now fully supporting GotAPI 1.0 – Device Connect

Device WebAPI Manager home page – gclue

Google Play down load page (with video demo) – Device Connect Android Manager