Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of things

21.10.2014
The Internet of Things is a nascent market, so any help an organization can get setting up its own cloud-connected swarm of devices could provide it with an edge over competitors.

With this in mind, Japanese mobile software development company Kii is offering a new platform that takes care of many of the details involved in building out an IoT system.

Unlike many of the startups in the emerging market, Kii brings almost a decade's worth of expertise in large-scale deployments of enterprise and carrier-grade mobile-device development and management software, according to CEO Masanari Arai.

Japanese mobile provider NTT DoCoMo, for instance, uses Kii's mobile platform for three applications for its many users: a backup service, a concierge service that makes purchase recommendations, and a print server.

Kii's mobile development software can be found in over 7,000 mobile applications used by 140 million people worldwide.

It's now extending its toolset to the Internet of Things.