The race to establish a global standard for IoT and M2M communication has turned into a massive proliferation of competing protocols. On December 9th, the new oneM2M Application ID Registry was created, a directory of applications so that M2M manufacturers have a resource to determine what applications their machines can talk to, and to ensure that all these communications are unified under one standard. All of these apps are added not just by organizations, but developers who want to get their foot in the door of the marketplace.
The registry was created by iconectiv and ATIS, and provides a unique ID number to each application in the registry so that devices and apps have an easy way to speak to each other. Developers can add their app to the directory online, and while there is a fee to be included, that fee can be held off by a prepopulated promo code that becomes available during registration.
For more information, the official oneM2M site includes information about membership, as well as technical specifications.