The Internet of Things (IoT) and associated machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies offers unprecedented opportunity to enhance the way we live, work and play. From healthcare to automotive to public utilities, there is almost no aspect of life that will not be touched by IoT. However, in order to realize the potential benefit of IoT, there are business, technology and privacy hurdles that must be addressed and overcome. Technology fragmentation leading to interoperability and cost issues, time-to-market and personal privacy and security are all roadblocks for today’s IoT developers.

Introducing OMA Generic Open Terminal API Framework (GotAPI) Version 1.0.

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.

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