The Next Step for Connexient
It's been a long time coming, but finally it has arrived! Connexient announced today that we will preview our new API + SDK at HIMMS 2014 ;for release to selected Alpha partners after the show. These collaborations will also help us finalize the offering for general release at the end of Q2, 2014.
It's a big step forward for us - and for bringing the promise of indoor location-based services (LBS) to the Enterprise. The Connexient API and SDK will enable any organization with large and complex facilities to integrate Connexient's robust Indoor Mapping and Location-based Services platform into existing applications, platforms and IT infrastructure.
What's In It
Connexient's API + SDK offering is comprised of the following tools and services.
- REST API: Enables more sophisticated integrations and EDI with Web applications and platforms, along with code libraries and support for integration with Cisco CMX and other indoor positioning solutions.
- SDK for Android and iOs native applications: provides all the tools needed to easily integrate Connexient Indoor Maps, Wayfinding and Indoor Navigation and LBS features into smartphone and tablet applications
- HTML5 Support: Makes it easy to integrate maps and Wayfinding with existing kiosks and digital signage systems, maximizing flexibility and efficiency in maintenance while minimizing costs
- Web-based Map Editor and Location-Aware Content Management System (CMS): To add, edit or delete content - and then instantly update maps and location-based content to all mediums and devices
What It Is Not
An API or SDK does not make a map, much less a wayfinding, navigation or Indoor LBS database. At Connexient, we have a mantra: The Map Really Matters. Scanning and uploading a PDF of a Floor Map will not deliver the accuracy and reliability required to get people where they need to go - or anything else that really matters when it comes to Indoor LBS.
Therefore, our API + SDK is backed by our Enterprise-grade Services and Support. This enables our developers, clients and partners focus on what they do best - technology, integration, software development and so on - while we focus on the map, the meta-data, wayfinding and navigation information and all the tools that make it easy to use and integrate.
We have work to do. And it is work done best when collaborating with partners that have specific needs, requirements and use cases. We've already made our application the first client to our API & SDK. Now we need a few more with broader needs!
So, we encourage interested organizations to contact us regarding our Alpha Partner program.
Or better yet, if your are going to be at HiMSS 2014, please schedule a time to meet with us!
Unfortunately, we can't open the program generally yet. Interested parties for the Alpha Partner program should have substantive technical resources and a business use case that is immediate. We've already started discussions with a few, and look forward to more.
Let the next stage begin!