October 18, 2013

NTT DOCOMO to Launch Smartphone API Website for Developers

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TOKYO, JAPAN, October 18, 2013 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that it will launch the "docomo Developer support" website to provide smartphone application developers with application programming interfaces (APIs) for conversation-oriented applications starting on November 11.

The new website will streamline avenues for API disclosure as well as expand the availability of APIs. Plans include the release of the conversation API, in addition to previously available voice-recognition and question-answering APIs for the voice-agent smartphone application Shabette-ConcierTM. The conversation API is expected to facilitate further development of conversation-oriented smartphone applications and services.

The new website is intended to deepen relationships with outside developers and thereby strengthen DOCOMO services for smartphones and other mobile devices.

The website will also provide developers with a wide range of software development kits, as well as technical support.

  • noticeShabette Concier is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
  • noticeShabette Concier is only available to subscribers in Japan.

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 61 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.

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