M2M Ecosystem

    April 18, 2014 7:48 AM by Robert Whitehead


    The Verizon Developer Community membership offers a wealth of resources across multiple industries for developers building their own apps and solutions. For developers focusing on enterprise projects, Verizon’s M2M (Machine to Machine) solutions include useful tools and APIs.

    The M2M Ecosystem, along with Verizon’s network, allows business owners to receive important, actionable data in real time. This speeds up the decision-making process, ultimately saving time and money. Using this ecosystem, you can write apps that can work across multiple devices, allowing managers to track their assets, monitor and manage their fleets, and get access to smart energy and telematics.

    With the use of Verizon’s powerful 4G LTE network, the all-encompassing M2M Ecosystem offers developers access to the API for various features, including:

    • Machine to Machine consulting services (strategy development, policy/governance assessment, architecture and design, implementation and integration)
    • Wireless private network
    • Private IP wireless access
    • Extensive partner ecosystem for applications, devices and routers
    • M2M Management Center
    • Managed credential services and managed security services
    • Enterprise cloud services (public, private and hybrid)

    To learn more about what you can do with the multifaceted M2M Ecosystem, device certification or open development, join the VDC today. Community membership offers access to cross-industry APIs, community support and tools designed to help developers with building new apps and programs.


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    April 11, 2014 2:27 AM by Robert Whitehead


    Wallet apps are becoming increasingly popular, with projections of $90B being spent in the United States via mobile payments in 2017. Many people are transitioning away from physical cards, housing their payment information on their phones.

    One such solution, the Softcard app, allows consumers to connect all of their credit card information to an app, making paying with your NFC-enabled phone simple. Some other benefits that developers can offer consumers with mobile payment apps include:

    • Contact information and payment methods can be uploaded and saved to the app
    • Users are able to tap their phone at check-out for credit card payment capabilities
    • Customer loyalty programs and coupon information are automatically linked when purchases are made

    For more information on the Softcard solution, please visit the Verizon Wireless Softcard page for details. To get alerts on new trends in mobile wallet technology and APIs, join the VDC today for exclusive community offers, valuable solutions, community support and the tools designed to help with app building needs.


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    April 4, 2014 2:05 PM by Robert Whitehead


    A growing number of corporations are utilizing webcams to monitor and document job sites on the go with their mobile devices, or even after work hours from their computers at home. EarthCam is a tool used by construction managers that help monitor the advancement of a project when offsite. EarthCam technology also helps construction managers take a private look at the daily progress of a project and receive live information and documentation. The EarthCam makes monitoring effortless from multiple devices saving businesses both time and money.

    By combining Verizon’s powerful 4G LTE network with EarthCam, construction managers can take advantage of the various benefits this software has to offer, including:

    • Monitoring jobsites remotely, saving travel time and expenses
    • Webcam archives, making it possible to retrieve and analyze project data for use in resolving disputes, claims, or court cases easily and economically
    • Transparency and public awareness: show off progress on a themed public website to improve perception and boost public relations

    To learn more about the EarthCam, please download the Verizon Partner Program flyer for more information. To get alerts on new trends in webcam technology and APIs, join the VDC today. Membership to this exclusive community offers valuable solutions, community support and the tools designed to help with app building needs.


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    2013 Data Breach Investigation Report Aides in Cyber Attack Prevention

    March 27, 2014 11:55 AM by Robert Whitehead


    Cyber threats are now the third-biggest worry for CEOs, according to a recent Lloyd’s survey.  Verizon Wireless and the VDC, along with the 2013 Data Breach Investigation Report, can assist developers in preventing and reducing the impact of cyber attacks. Corporations need to be equipped with the right defense for security breaches, and be prepared to face the increasing number of attacks. The 2013 DBIR can provide data and information to help developers build software to prevent such attacks.

    By knowing today’s threats, developers can help diminish the attacks of tomorrow. According to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR):

    • 37% of breaches affected financial organizations
    • 38% impacted larger corporations
    • 92% of attacks are done by outsiders
    • 52% of attacks were done by some form of hacking

    By utilizing the data from the DBIR and the tools provided by the VDC, developers can create apps and platforms that prevent cyber attacks. To get alerts for more content on cyber attack prevention, join the VDC today and gain access to various API and app solutions.


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    Telogis Provides Location-based Services for Enterprise Fleets and Mobile Workforce Management

    October 8, 2013 11:58 AM by Christina Tsao

    VDC Telogis

    No matter what type of app you’re building, the Verizon Developer Community offers a wide-range of tools and solutions that will help you meet the needs of your end users.

    For instance, VDC member developers who are building automotive-focused solutions can leverage Telogis’s Fleet app, which offers optimized routing, vehicle maintenance reporting, real-time alerts, an enterprise dashboard with full fleet metrics, and hundreds of valuable, data-packed reports. As a result, users can improve their overall fleet operation and management, while reducing accidents and expenditures on labor and fuel.

    In addition, Telogis’s Mobile app connects seamlessly with Fleet, allowing a seamless transfer of the information needed to optimize fleet and mobile workforce management processes.

    By leveraging Fleet and Mobile, developers can build robust, valuable solutions that run on the reliable Verizon 4G LTE network and enable their users to:

    • Optimize fleet management and maintenance.
    • Reduce fuel consumption and insurance costs.  
    • Reduce total fleet costs over time.
    • Improve safety and security through driving feedback metrics.

    To learn more about what else you can do with Telogis’s solutions, as well as other exciting Verizon-facilitated mobile technologies, join the VDC today. Community membership offers access to a wide-range of valuable solutions, community support and troubleshooting tools designed to help you with all of your app building needs. 


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