Tag Archives: developers

Start-ups to Watch: myaNUMBER Simple, Secure Family Communications using Telecom APIs

At the AT&T Developer Summit myaNUMBER gave an excellent presentation of their Telecom API-enabled service, there’s a sweet video demonstration at the end of this article.  At the AT&T event I was fortunate to have Voxeo Labs introduce me to the founders of myaNUMBER, John Wantz, Chief Dad, and Kyle Schei, Ops Dad; and we […]

Review of Telco API Programs Questionnaire

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a number of Telco API programs launched, as well as some re-focus and / or re-launch.  Generally, the programs are growing with monthly revenue in the range of $1-5M.  Which for most new businesses would be considered quite reasonable.  However, Telcos being what they are, expectations are […]

The Ten Commandments for Operators to work with Developers

I was reviewing some old slides last night and saw some material I put together nearly 3 years ago that made me both happy and sad.  Funny how three years later telcos are still struggling, whereas the consumer electronics / OS / web service providers have done and moved on… 1. Without direct Customer Access […]

Operator API Business Models: There’s two of them

In a previous weblog article, “Unmuddling APIs, Developer Communities, Developers, Third Parties, App Stores, App Warehouses, and Widgets…..”  I discussed the confusion around the terms and set out some of the categories of third parties that could use operators’ APIs: Enterprises (e.g. where an enterprise’s IT developer may want to use presence for their corporate […]