The all new connectivity centric Developer Zone (www.vodazone.co.za) will enable developers and integrators of mobile applications to register, connect, test and deploy their SMS and MMS applications and services in real-time. The site also aims to provide the creators of mobile applications with an environment to cater for all their development needs by offering easy access to documentation, information, sample code, software and support. "The launch of the Vodacom Developer Zone means that we are now able to offer developers, the opportunity to interface with Vodacom through a simplified process, allowing immediate SMS and MMS integration" said Mr Mthobi Tyamzashe, Vodacom's Group Executive - Corporate Affairs. He added that having a web-contained environment would stimulate growth in the local and international developer communities.
Access to mobile data services such as alerts, mobile marketing, mobile content and premium-rated messaging has already benefited society and will continue to add value as we will be able to transact more, using our mobile phones. The new site includes a wide variety of benefits, including an advanced IP-based interface, that allows real-time connectivity to Vodacom's SMSC (Short Message Service Centre) and MMSC (Multi-Media Messaging Service Centre) infrastructure, allowing for real-time connectivity in a controlled and managed environment.
In the final analysis Vodacom intends to increase its average revenue per user by increasing the number of applications and services on offer, through the Vodacom Developer Zone that enables simple, fast connectivity and deployment to developers around the world. The Vodacom Developer Zone will also allow Vodacom to select the "best of class" solutions for inclusion in a unique and innovative 3 rd Party Application Showcase, from where partnership, distribution and commercialisation deals may be forged. To view, register and find out more information on Vodacom's Developer zone, go to www.vodazone.co.za.
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