October 21, 2014 09:30 ET

Kii Announces Internet of Things Platform to Speed up Development of Connected Things and Apps

Globally Available Platform Offers Cloud Enablement, Device Management, Analytics, A/B Testing and Mobile Development Tools

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - Kii, the end-to-end mobile platform provider, today announced early access availability of its Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. The platform will empower device manufacturers and app developers with the capabilities to deliver full-fledged scalable IoT solutions. Offering out-of-the-box features such as cloud enablement of devices, device management, big data analytics, optimization and a complete mobile backend, the IoT platform will simplify and speed up the development of IoT solutions while keeping costs low for users.

Device manufacturers and app developers will leverage the following core benefits from the Kii IoT Platform:

  • Cloud-enable all things regardless of the hardware type, operating system or chipset.
  • Manage devices and users with features such as remote deployment, push updates, enable/disable, and monitoring and update capabilities through easy-to-use developer and device portals.
  • Accelerate growth by understanding and testing the usage patterns utilizing powerful analytics and A/B testing.
  • Empower third-party developers to quickly build innovative apps that connect to devices and extend the IoT solutions.
  • Deploy on Kii's platform in the cloud, or as a fully private instance in customer's datacenters. Both options are fully managed.
  • Facilitate manufacturing by leveraging Kii's global ecosystem of partners such as HWTrek and Syntrend Incubation Park (a Foxconn company) for everything from idea prototyping to building millions of devices.

According to IDC, the worldwide IoT market will grow exponentially to $7.1 trillion by 2020. These projections present unlimited opportunities for device manufacturers, developers, service providers and the whole ecosystem. While device manufacturers are building smart products at an unprecedented pace, architecting underlying systems and services for production-grade IoT initiatives is complex, costly and time consuming.

The Kii IoT Platform will enable device manufacturers to create additional revenue opportunities and increase customer loyalty by offering connected, and thus, smarter products, while also accelerating time to market and decreasing development and maintenance costs. Developers will have access to a complete platform to create disruptive applications around connected devices. Additionally, Kii has forged partnerships with major IoT ecosystem players such as AllSeen Alliance, HWTrek, Winner Micro and Amazon Web Services to further simplify the development of innovative IoT solutions for manufacturers and startups.

"The wave of innovation led by IoT is creating tremendous opportunities," said Masanari Arai, CEO of Kii. "Our mission is to provide device manufacturers, service providers and developers with all the enabling tools and services they need to quickly and economically build successful connected solutions from the idea prototyping stage to massive scale distribution."

Currently available for early access, the Kii IoT Platform is available in the US, Japan and behind China's "great firewall," offering global reach for startups and larger device manufacturers to acquire and serve customers worldwide and ensure reliable and stable performance. Kii has a proven track record as a mobile applications backend platform since 2007, serving early stage startups to large carriers and enterprises, and providing services to over 140 million end users.

Customers can sign up for private early access at

About Kii
Kii is focused on addressing the high-performance demands of innovation in the connected world with an end-to-end backend platform optimized for Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile applications. Businesses of all sizes are able to build, test, deploy, manage, optimize and acquire users from a single integrated platform to accelerate time to market. Trusted by the world's largest device manufacturers and mobile carriers such as NTT Docomo, Kii currently serves 140M+ end users worldwide. Kii is a global company with data centers in the US, China and Japan. For more information, follow @KiiCorp or visit

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