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Posted by John McCarthy on June 30, 2012
In our February 13, 2012, “Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement” report, we talked about the important link between smart products and mobile apps. A key to that link is creating a smart product application programming interface (API) that allows third parties to easily write apps that tap into the data feeds from the connected offerings, extending the value of that product with an “app ecosystem.”
As a precursor to an upcoming report that will lay out the smart connected product landscape and the unique combination of IT and product development skills required to build them, Forrester interviewed Cédric Hutchings, the general manager of Withings, a leader in the connected medical device segment.
The highlights of the discussion with Cédric included:
If you are interested in participating in our upcoming research, click participate in report under "Developing Smarter Products," or email my colleague Michael Yamnitsky (First initial - last name - at Forrester.com).
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