IBM and AT&T have broken new ground with a collaboration marrying IBM MobileFirst and the ever-growing portfolio of AT&T APIs and cloud offerings. The combination of the two technical powerhouses has attracted attention from developers, academics and business leaders alike, all hoping to make native app creation easier and less expensive and to deliver a better-quality product.
The partnership came about because IBM and AT&T leadership shared the goal to grow their company’s mobility market share, according to Edward Schmit, Executive Director ATT Developer Program at AT&T.
“IBM had purchased Worklight and was heavily looking at how to get more enterprise developers to use it,” Schmit explains. “AT&T also wants our APIs to be used widely by many different developers. It made sense to have our APIs exposed through the IBM tool. We thought there’d be interest to developers knowing that AT&T and IBM were working together in this space to bring extra value to them.”
Read more at the AT&T Developer Program blog