BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS
What are the benefits of being a third-party developer?
Developers who submit a DI application and who are approved as a technology partner receive all the benefits of membership in the Itron Technology Partner Program. Specifically, technology partners have access to distribute their applications on the Itron DI App Store and receive go-to-market support from Itron’s sales and marketing team to help promote their solution to our global customer base of >8,000 utilities worldwide.
Who will benefit from my app once productized?
DI apps distributed through the Itron DI App Store will be available for purchase by Itron utility and city customers.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Who can apply to the DI Developer Program?
Itron’s Distributed Intelligence Developer Program is open to individual developers, established technology vendors and existing Itron customers. Qualified developers should have industry or domain experience, a compelling concept for a DI application, and experience programming in Linux and C/C++.
What is the process to apply?
If you have a concept for your DI application, the first step is to provide a high-level overview of the solution here.
How does the certification process work?
After you have signed a re-seller agreement, submit your application for certification by Itron through the Itron DI App Store.
Where will my app reside once productized?
Once an application has been certified by Itron, it will be available for purchase on the Itron DI App Store.
Can I get download usage statistics for my app?
Yes. Application usage statistics will be shared upon request.
How often can I update my app?
DI developers are free to update their applications, but utilities are responsible for updating the apps deployed on devices across their networks.
How do I find out about “bugs” in my app?
Tickets will be submitted through Itron’s customer support ticketing system and will be shared with the application developers.
How can I distribute “bug” fixes?
Application updates are made through the Itron DI App Store. Customers are responsible for updating the apps deployed on devices across their networks.
MARKETING & PROMOTION
How will my app be promoted in a marketing context?
Certified and approved partner apps will receive go-to-market support from Itron’s Ecosystem Enablement, sales and marketing teams. Examples include partner directories , printed collateral, customer demos and sales presentations.
What is the revenue model?
Partners that deploy an application with an Itron customer will receive an annual payment for each device their application runs on. This does not include field trials. Typical customer projects have a lifetime of more than a decade. Itron will receive a share of revenue for hosting and distributing the application.
Our DI app certification process utilizes best practices and resource management—all while following policies to ensure the security and integrity of our customer's networks. Source codes are not shared and the correctness of the Partner's application is not verified except in specific joint go to market agreements.