28 July 2015
IBM hopes that developers will be drawn to the value-add that in can provide; namely, its tried and tested knowledge of healthcare, mobile, retail, insurance and banking, a gamut of projects they can participate in and services on Bluemix, IBM’s programming platform for cloud software development.
More specifically, IBM is open sourcing a number of apps from its MobileFirst portfolio that promise to assist developers in the healthcare, retail insurance and banking mobile markets. They include:
• IBM Ready App for Healthcare that tracks patient progress for at-home physical therapy programs via mobile device.
• IBM Ready App for Retail that personalizes and reshapes the specialty retail store shopping experience through direct line of communication
• IBM Ready App for Insurance improves the relationship between homeowners and insurers and uses Internet of Things sensors to synch home with utilities.
• IBM Ready App for Banking helps financial institution's address the mobile needs business owners and attract prospects.
But it’s not just apps that IBM will be open sourcing to the community.