AT&T has had its Apps creation station up and running in a former Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) plant in Plano since February. Jon Summers, AT&T's SVP of application and service infrastructure, invited LR Mobile there last week to share some real-life success stories from its work with developers. Click the picture below to launch a slide show inside the developer den and read on for AT&T's favorite creations to date.
- AT&T has been working with Apigee to find ways to expose its network and billing APIs [application programming interfaces] faster.
- Developer Sencha is helping AT&T build an HTML 5 software development kit. As with Apigee, AT&T sought out Sencha to help it translate Web apps to consumer services.
- On the video front, AT&T is working with developers to turn mobile phones and other devices into servers for its IPTV service U-Verse and to build companion viewing experiences on the phone. Developers are also collaborating to help simplify the U-Verse bill into a video format.
- The first is Live Edge, a product for the video industry that integrates an LTE device into a standard TV camera to transmit live high-definition TV back to video studios anywhere an LTE network is present. The technology negates the need for time-consuming microwave or satellite shots.
- The second prototype is Media Tile, a portable kiosk that connects consumers with a live service representative. It's being targeted at the retail industry and verticals such as banking and health care.
- Melone's third example was of a high-resolution SLR camera used by remote field operations and utility workers out on site that can automatically share images over the LTE network.