As part of CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev., MicroEJ,, a French independent software vendor of cost-driven solutions for the smart digital world, is introducing an application store for the IoT (Internet of Things).

The MicroEJ Application Store, which will open to application developers at during Q1 2016, will allow device manufacturers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to create an ecosystem around their products. MicroEJ says this will help them better serve device users, application developers, and service providers. Specifically, as part of the ecosystem, customers using MicroEJ-ready devices can now extend the functionality of their devices and subscribe to cloud-based services through applications.

Built on cloud technologies that allow modular and secured deployment as well as scalability, the company says its MicroEJ Application Store will deliver services such as user accounts management; applications and devices management; application build and compliance check against virtual devices; and application, virtual device, and firmware publication.

MicroEJ enables application developers to develop and test applications with MicroEJ Studio, a free Java-integrated development environment built on Eclipse. The company says OEMs will be able to license and deploy the MicroEJ Application Store either in the public cloud or in their own private clouds starting in Q2 2016.

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