Opening mobile network enablers – including such assets as subscriber location, charging, profile, and messaging – to application developers represents a significant opportunity for operators to harness the growth in Web 2.0 services. The Locatrix Developer Portal provides the perfect foundation for a mobile operator to create, manage and support their own developer communities, providing a catalyst to engage web developers and innovative startups to securely monetize a range of consumer and business applications.
Fully supporting open standards like the GSMA’s OneAPI, the LDP is a hosted solution that allows developers to register, enable and test their applications in a secure sandbox environment, while still permitting operator control over what applications can go live on their network. Further, it provides a branded support site and document repository that helps reduce the cost of supporting developers and also broadening the reach of an operator’s solution recruitment efforts.
Locatrix Developer Portal Features
- Seamless developer registration
- Open sandbox environment for developing and testing
- REST API translation to any enabler (Parlay/X, SOAP, XML, SMPP etc) interface
- Seamless operator provisioning workflow
- Developer support infrastructure including forums, FAQs and trouble reporting
The benefits to an operator deploying the LDP are a fully customizable developer experience, reduced operational and capital expenditure, and a faster path to smart-enabler services. And like all Locatrix solutions, the LDP is based on an extensible framework that can be quickly enhanced with new APIs, enablers, and standards.
Developer Portal Solution Summary
|Solution type||Mobile location-based service (LBS)|
|Target Subscriber Audience||All|
|Network Integration||GMLC, SMSC, WAP-gateway & billing systems|
|Optional Integration||Privacy and/or other middleware|
|MNO Commercial Model(s)||Hosted service, licensing and/or shared revenue|