Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new cloud-based developer platform that provides service providers and enterprises with tools that allow partners and third-party developers to build ,test, manage and distribute applications across networks.
Alcatel-Lucent’s API aggregation and bundling model introduces a new approach that enables application revenue sharing to benefit developers, service providers and enterprises alike. The model bundles a collection of two or more APIs/Web services that developers can use to create a new application.
To support the adoption of the API bundle model, Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a virtual sandbox and a dashboard. The Virtual Sandbox provides developers with a way to simulate, test and verify new applications across service provider networks for delivery across a wide range of platforms.
The Dashboard offers developers real-time business analysis of application activity, API statistics, costs and the revenue potential of applications.
“We’re in this to help everyone in the application ecosystem make money,” said Johnson Agogbua, head of Application Enablement solutions for Alcatel-Lucent.
“The research we’ve done with more than 1,000 developers shows that the bundled approach to aggregation could drive up an API’s value by 200-300 percent versus its value on its own.”